Australian Metropolis: A Planning History by Robert FreestoneAustralian Metropolis: A Planning History by Robert Freestone

Australian Metropolis: A Planning History

EditorRobert Freestone

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The Australian Metropolis splendidly fills a huge gap in the literature on Australian cities. It is the definitive account of the history of Australian cities and the crucial role which planning has played in their genesis and growth. Spanning two centuries from the very beginning until the present day, it will instantly become a standard work ' Professor Sir Peter Hall, author of Cities in Civilisation..
The Australian Metropolis provides a single-volume introduction to the development of urban planning. It fills the need for a convenient, initial resource for anyone interested in the broad evolutionary sweep of modern planning. By setting the evolution of Australian planning within its broader societal context, The Australian Metropolis presents a balanced appraisal of the positive, negative and ambivalent legacies resulting from attempts to plan Australia's major cities. This book is the winner of two Royal Australian Planning Institute Awards for Planning Excellence in 2000/2001, including the New South Wales' Division Prize for Planning Scholarship in February 2001.

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Title:Australian Metropolis: A Planning HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.01 × 6.05 × 0.67 inPublished:December 22, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0419258108

ISBN - 13:9780419258100

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Table of Contents

Figures. Tables. Contributors. Introduction. 1: Founding Cities in Nineteenth-Century Australia. 2: From City Improvement to the City Beautiful. 3: Towards Metropolitan Organisation: Town Planning and Garden City Idea. 4: From Theory to Practice: The Inter-War Years. 5: A New Paradigm: Planning and Reconstruction in the 1940s. 6: The Post-War City. 7: The Corridor City: Planning for Growth in the 1960s 8: Administrative Coordination, Urban Management and Strategic Planning in the 1970s. 9: The Revival of Metropolitan Planning. 10: The Late 1990s: Competitive Versus Sustainable Cities. Notes. Index.

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"""The Australian Metropolis splendidly fills a huge gap in the literature on Australian cities. It is the definitive account of the history of Australian cities and the crucial role which planning has played in their genesis and growth. Spanning two centuries from the very beginning until the present day, it will instantly become a standard work..""
-Professor Sir Peter Hall, author of "Cities in Civilisation