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Reckoning with settler colonial cities: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

This SOAC 2021 conference track includes research papers, provocations, panel discussions, or other forms of knowledge sharing and creation related to understanding the conditions, mechanisms, practices and experiences of settler-colonial urbanism.
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City health and liveability: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Papers in this track bring together academics, tertiary students, policymakers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to explore how our cities are impacting health behaviours, risk factors and outcomes, and how cities can be more resilient and equitable in the decades ahead.
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City social and housing: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

This track provides papers that address housing affordability; urban sprawl and associated housing and social infrastructure needs across cities and regions; homelessness, housing system reform, and the futures of homeownership; social and cultural diversity and its implications for housing and social/care infrastructures; and transformative models...
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Keynote papers: SOAC 2021 conference abstracts

SOAC 2021 and these conference keynote papers focused on urban and regional transitions in the COVID-recovery era to report and appraise the social, spatial, and economic consequences for equity, inclusion and justice.
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Poverty and affluence in Sydney and Melbourne

It is arguable that the neoliberal macroeconomic policies pursued in Australia from 1994 to 2019 exacerbated social segregation at regional scale and that this contributed to the increase in economic inequality. To assess this argument, social segregation is mapped for Sydney and Melbourne (each divided...
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City governance and structure: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Dominant modes of decision-making regarding city form and function are not easily disrupted. Assumptions about the cultures of city life, the motives of powerful actors in shaping cities and city futures are embedded in socio-political discourses and may seem largely immutable. However, cities do change...
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The loss of peri-urban agricultural land and the state-local tensions in managing its demise: the case of Greater Western Sydney, Australia

This study examines the drivers of peri-urban agricultural land loss in Greater Western Sydney (GWS), one of the fastest growing peri-urban regions in Australia, and on the particular contribution of government planning policy and resultant tensions between state and local government decision making.
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Resilience and adaptation: urban manufacturing and cultural production in Melbourne’s gentrifying inner north

This paper focuses on interviews with urban manufacturers and cultural producers in Brunswick, a gentrifying suburb approximately six kilometres north of Melbourne’s central business district.
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Placing production in urban cultural policy: the locational patterns of cultural industries and related manufacturing

By fixating on a narrow geographic area, policymakers have overlooked the functional diversity and spatial extent of arts and cultural clusters in large metropolitan regions. We call attention to these industrial and geographic oversights in policy by examining the intersection between cultural industries and urban...
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Circular economy incognito: mapping circular activities and employment in Victoria, Australia

This study analyses the spatial patterns of growth and decline for key circular activity sectors between 2011-2016 using Victoria, Australia as a case study.