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This paper describes the suburban ideal, explains its historical development and compares the Australian suburb with its counterpart in other countries such as the United States and Great Britain.
The first Australian Town Planning Conference and Exhibition took place in Adelaide, remarkably, during war time. It marked a growing interest in town planning and questions around the growth of cities in Australia.
This paper considers the dangers for social science when the predictive urge extends to prophesy - using case studies of Los Angeles and New Zealand.
In 1955, this Senate Select Committee asked the question 'is Canberra worthy of the National Capital?'
Beginning with a description of Elizabeth, an outer suburb of Adelaide, as a ‘ workers’ city, this paper asserts the central importance of women's activities, whether in households or wider territories, in the making, defining and defending of place.
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.
This paper describes the planning of Elizabeth by the South Australian Housing Trust: especially planners' attempts to "improve" working-class residents through a proper arrangement of urban space.
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.