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Urban Research Program (ANU)

Owning Institution:
Working paper

A 'most pressing problem': housing and the National Capital Development Commission

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

Backrooms, wards and backlanes: the landscape of disability in nineteenth-century Melbourne

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.
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Housing and infrastructure for Indigenous Australians

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

The (im)possibility of sustainable lifestyles: can we trust public opinion and plan for reduced consumption?

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.
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To market, to market!: the changing role of the Australian timber merchant, 1945-1965

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