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Australian cities : issues, strategies and policies for urban Australia in the 1990s / edited by Patrick Troy. (1995)

Authors: Troy, P (ed), Troy, Patrick N. (Patrick Nicol)
Publisher:Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 85 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 85 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Author:
  • Troy, P (ed)
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • xv, 310 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Series:
  • Reshaping Australian institutions
  • Reshaping Australian institutions
Summary:
  • The problems faced by urban Australia have become more pressing in recent years. Decisions made by past governments on housing regulations, planning procedures and public transport have shaped today's urban Australia. Now, with urban sprawl leading to inherent car dependence and placing increasing demand on government services, the decision-making process - in all three tiers of government - is under trial and has sometimes been found inadequate or unresponsive. The negative environmental impact of cities, the need for global competitiveness, and declining standards in the quality of city life have added to the urgency of the debate. Edited by Patrick Troy, Professor of Urban Research at the Australian National University, Australian Cities describes the options and limitations of Australian urban planning practice. It is a book of interest to students and academics in urban studies, political science, sociology, town planning and public policy, as well as policy-makers and professionals.
Contents:
  • Machine derived contents note: Introduction Patrick Troy
  • Part I. The Development and State of Australian Cities: 1. Sustaining suburbia: an historical perspective on Australia's urban growth Lionel Frost and Tony Dingle
  • 2. The urban debate: from 'Los Angeles' to the urban village Mark Peel
  • 3. National urban policy in the 1990s Lionel Orchard
  • 4. Households, consumerism and metropolitan development Patrick Mullins
  • Part II. Current Policies and Options: 5. The battle for Balmain Tim Bonyhady
  • 6. State planning operation Raymond Bunker
  • 7. Planning in a multicultural environment: a challenge for the nineties Sophie Watson and Alec McGillivray
  • 8. Local government and the urban growth debate Renate Howe
  • 9. Towards more equitable cities: a receding prospect? Blair Badcock
  • Part III. Avenues for Development: 10. Financing urban services Max Neutze
  • 11. Alternative urban policies: the case for regional development Peter Self
  • 12. Cooperation between governments Patrick Troy.
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Notes:
  • CIP confirmed.
  • Includes index.
  • Bibliography: p. 283-303.
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 0521484375 (pbk.)
  • 052148197X
Dewey Number:
  • 307.760994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 21611297
  • 21611297
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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