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Publications

This page lists publications written or co-written by Dr. Matthew Parnell since 1980. Highlighted titles can be downloaded as PDF documents.

Doctoral Thesis, Murdoch University, Perth WA

Parnell, M. (2011). The Emergence of Sustainability Culture and the Sustainability Practitioner. Unpublished PhD Thesis submitted June 2011, Murdoch University, Perth WA.

White Papers for Project Control Group, Sydney

Parnell, M. (2009). Towards the Green Workplace. Project Control Group, Sydney.

Parnell, M. (2009). Green Workplaces – Rules, Players & Ratings. Project Control Group, Sydney

Refereed Reports

Seemann, K., Parnell, M., McFallan, S. & Tucker, S.N. (2008). Housing for livelihoods: The lifecycle of housing and infrastructure through a whole-of-system approach in remote Aboriginal settlements. Desert Knowledge Co-operative Research Centre, Alice Springs.

Refereed Conference Papers

Parnell, M. and Seemann, K. (2005). Developing Lifecycle Models for Sustainable Investment in Desert Communities. Paper presented to the National Housing Conference 2005 Perth 26-28 October, 2005.

Parnell, M., Burnham, R. & Peart, M. (2003). Formal and Informal Learning and Community Partnerships: The Mt Arthur Centre Healing Space Project. Paper presented to the 3rd International Soul in Education Conference, Byron Bay Region, September, 2003.

Parnell, M. (2003). Connecting Meaningful Learning to a Culture of Sustainability: Some Possible Pathways. Paper presented to the 3rd International Soul in Education Conference, Byron Bay Region, September, 2003.

Parnell, M. (2003). Reticence in Action: Reflections on People-Centred Research. Paper presented to the Action Learning and Action Research Process Management Association Annual Conference, Southern Cross University, Tweed Heads, May 2003.

Parnell, M. (2002). The Mt Arthur Centre Straw Bale Windbreak and Seat: A Learning Experience in Ecological Building and Community Participation.  Paper presented to the Australian Association of Environmental Education 2002 Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane July 2002

Parnell, M. (2002). I Am Having Enormous Difficulty With My Lifestyle: My Struggle with the Culture of Ecological Sustainability. Paper presented to the Environment-Culture-Community Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, July 2002

Parnell, M. (2001). Hidden Synergies – The way to sustainable community is not clear – it is hidden among things we already know. Paper presented to Community Technology 2001 Conference, Murdoch University, Perth WA

Green, R & Parnell, M. (2001). Community and The Student Vernacular: A Review of Six Years of Community Building at The University of Tasmania. Paper presented to Community Technology 2001 Conference, Murdoch University, Perth WA

Parnell, M. & Dewsbury, M. (2001). DOME: Learning Through a Process of Enablement, Australian Building Education Association Conference 2001, Hahndorf SA 

Refereed Journal Articles

Parnell, M. (2004). Reticence in Action: Reflections on People-Centred Research. Action Learning and Action Research Journal, 9(1) 65-80.

Parnell, M. (1998). Arrillhjere Demonstration House, CADDET Renewable Energy Newsletter No 2 May 1998, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Unpublished Conference Papers

Parnell, M. (2005). Sustainability at the local level: pursuing cultural change in Coffs Harbour City Council. Paper accepted to be presented at the 2nd State of Australian Cities Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane 30th November- 2nd December 2005 (not presented to conference).

Books

Parnell. M. (1998). Water Management and Regulation. In Groome, S. ed. Community Water: Working With Water In Your Community, Canberra: Water Industry Training Authority.

Parnell. M. (1998). Working With Water. In Groome, S. ed. Community Water: Working With Water In Your Community, Canberra: Water Industry Training Authority.

Parnell, M. & Cole, G. (1983). Australian Solar Houses, Katoomba: Second Back Row Press.

Non-Refereed Reports and Papers

Nicolson, E. + Parnell, M. (2012) Embedding Sustainability – Creating a More Effective Organisation: Report on the 2011 Cultural Mapping Participatory Research Project. Coffs Harbour: Coffs Harbour City Council

Parnell, M. (2010). Embedding Sustainability at Coffs Harbour City Council. Coffs Harbour: Coffs Harbour City Council.

Parnell, M. (2006). The Sustainability Culture Project at Coffs Harbour City Council: Stage 2 Interim Report: Sustainability Survey. Coffs Harbour: Coffs Harbour City Council.

Parnell, M. (2006). The Rotary Club of Sawtell Centenary Clock Project: Review of Materials and Techniques for Decorative Panels. Coffs Harbour: Coffs Harbour City Council.

Parnell, M. & Seemann, K. (2006). Desert Knowledge CRC Project 2.104 Developing Lifecycle Models for Sustainable Investment in Desert Communities: Final Report. Coffs Harbour: Desert Knowledge CRC-Southern Cross University.

Parnell, M. & Seemann, K. (2006). Desert Knowledge CRC Project 2.104 Developing Lifecycle Models for Sustainable Investment in Desert Communities: Update Briefing Paper. Coffs Harbour: Desert Knowledge CRC-Southern Cross University.

Parnell, M. (2006). Physical Models. In Investigating Models of Affordable Housing for Older People and People with Disabilities in the Mid-North Coast Region of New South Wales. Coffs Harbour: Aged Services Learning and Research Collaboration, Southern Cross University.

Parnell, M. & Seemann, K. (2006). Desert Knowledge CRC Project 2.104 Developing Lifecycle Models for Sustainable Investment in Desert Communities: Milestone 2 Report. Coffs Harbour: Desert Knowledge CRC-Southern Cross University.

Parnell, M. & Seemann, K. (2005). Desert Knowledge CRC Project 2.104 Developing Lifecycle Models for Sustainable Investment in Desert Communities: Milestone 1 Report. Coffs Harbour: Desert Knowledge CRC-Southern Cross University.

Parnell, M. (2005). Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Housing, Infrastructure and Settlement Planning > The Housing Stories Project > Validation. Report prepared as a project deliverable for DKCRC Project 2.104 Developing Lifecycle Models for Sustainable Investment in Desert Communities. October 2005.

Parnell, M. (2005). Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Housing, Infrastructure and Settlement Planning > The Housing Stories Project > Scope. Report prepared as a project deliverable for DKCRC Project 2.104 Developing Lifecycle Models for Sustainable Investment in Desert Communities. August 2005.

Parnell, M. (2005). The Sustainability Culture Project at Coffs Harbour City Council: Stage 1 Report. Report prepared for the Sustainability Unit, Coffs Harbour City Council, June 2005.

Parnell, M. (2000) Assessment of the Newtec Proposal for The Centre for Appropriate Technology Inc, School of Architecture January 2000

Parnell, M. (1999). A Road Map for the Development of a Training Capability in the CAT North Queensland Office, CAT Cairns, March 1999

Parnell, M. (1998). Assessment of Petree’s ClikBuilt Building System for ATSIC Housing and Infrastructure Management Section, CAT Cairns, September 1998

Parnell, M. (1998). Alparrinya Apungalindum Aboriginal Corporation Housing Project Report: Local Participation in Infrastructure Development, CAT Alice Springs, 1998

Parnell, M. (1998).  Arrillhjere Aboriginal Corporation Demonstration House Project Report: Planning and Construction Processes for Participation in Development, CAT Alice Springs, 1998

Groome, S. & Parnell, M. (1997) Report of a Planning Workshop for a Mud Brick Cultural Centre and Keeping Place at the Bottom Yumba, Mitchell, CAT Alice Springs and Cairns, 1997

Parnell, M. (1997). Walungurru Septic Tank Upgrade Design Report, CAT Alice Springs, 1997

Parnell, M. (1995). Mulga Bore Project Report, CAT Alice Springs, 1995

Parnell, M & Groome, S. (1995). Aboriginal Housing Issues Paper for ATSIC Community Housing and Infrastructure Section, CAT Alice Springs, 1995

Parnell, M. (1995). Challenges in the Delivery of Healthy Housing to Remote Aboriginal Communities, ATSIC Aboriginal Housing Seminar, Canberra, 1995

Published Articles, Information Sheets, Media Interviews

Eco-Business.com Interview (May 2013) - Sustainability Leaders Series: Greensynergy Consulting's Dr. Matthew Parnell

Parnell, M. (2001). Interview with Joyce, David in Straw Bales Put To Good Use at Lilydale, The Examiner, Launceston, June 26th 2001

Parnell, M. (1998). Arrillhjere Demonstration House, CADDET Renewable Energy Web Page (www.caddet.co.uk/html/298art6.htm) June 1998, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Parnell, M. (1998). Our Place Talks to Housing Officers in Our Place Eighth Edition, CAT Inc, Alice Springs, 1998

Parnell, M. (1998). Housing Review: Olive’s House in Our Place Seventh Edition, CAT Inc, Alice Springs, 1998

Parnell, M. (1998). How to Build Your Own Houses in Our Place Seventh Edition, CAT Inc, Alice Springs, 1998

Parnell, M. & Groome, S. (1998). Funding Opportunities For Training and Employment in Our Place Seventh Edition, CAT Inc, Alice Springs, 1998

Parnell, M. (1997). Gloria Lee Environmental Learning Centre Opening, ABC Northern Territory News, 1997

Parnell, M. (1997). Information Sheet: Arrillhjere Demonstration House: Mud Brick Construction, CAT Alice Springs, 1997

Parnell, M. (1997). Information Sheet: Arrillhjere Demonstration House: Double Batch Pit Toilet, CAT Alice Springs, 1997

Parnell, M., Groome, S. & Cheney, H. (1996). Cool Houses in Our Place Fourth Edition, CAT Inc, Alice Springs, 1996

Parnell, M. (1996). Building Delivery in Remote Communities in Our Place First Edition, CAT Inc, Alice Springs, February 1996

Parnell, M. (1996). The Mulga Bore Building Project in Our Place First Edition, CAT Inc, Alice Springs, February 1996

Parnell, M. (1996). Earth Construction in Our Place Second Edition, CAT Inc, Alice Springs June 1996

Parnell, M. (1996). Olive’s Housing Project in Our Place Second Edition, CAT Inc, Alice Springs, June 1996

Parnell, M. & Kotzur, W. (1983). Earthways Farm Solar Water Heater, Earthways Farm, Wollombi NSW, 1983

Parnell, M. (1980). Passive Solar Housing, in Permaculture Journal, Maryborough Victoria, 1980