Organisation

Urban Research Program (Research School of Social Sciences, ANU)

Former Name
Urban Research Unit (Research School of Social Sciences, ANU)
Description

The Urban Research Program was part of a reorganised Division of Politics and Economics in the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU, which came into being in early 1990. Like its predecessor the Urban Research Unit (which was established in 1966) it carried out studies in the social sciences on Australian cities.

Working paper

15 Dec 1999

This paper examines the complex web of issues surrounding Canberra’s housing in the late 1950s.

Working paper

15 Dec 1998

This paper has two specific objectives (i) to ‘locate'disabled people in nineteenth-century Melbourne by showing where and how they lived; and (ii) to illustrate the socio-spatial relations that shaped their lives.

Working paper

15 Dec 1998

This paper concentrates housing and infrastructure for Indigenous Australians during the period since the 1960s and on the northern parts of Australia.

Working paper

15 Aug 1998

This paper suggests that political infeasibility to change lifestyle and reduce consumption may not be due to failing public response as much as to structural factors in society.

Working paper

15 Apr 1998

Australian timber merchants have long played a vital role in providing building materials, credit, and product information to builders.

Working paper

15 Oct 1997

Which historical changes are imprinted in the contemporary Australian city centre? This working paper places the development of Australia's capital city centres in historical context and describes major historical themes of city centres since World War II.

Working paper

15 Jan 1997

This paper discusses the forces generating social-spatial change in Australian metropolitan areas.

Working paper

15 Oct 1996

This paper explores the causes of, and evaluates possible remedies for, the decline of public transport in Melbourne.

Working paper

15 Sep 1996

Brisbane data showed that domestic property went roughly equally to the next generations of men and women, suggesting the presence of a bilateral system of descent.

Working paper

15 Sep 1996

This paper considers the dangers for social science when the predictive urge extends to prophesy - using case studies of Los Angeles and New Zealand.

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