Cities, Citizens and Environmental Reform: Histories of Australian Town Planning Associations

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Robert Freestone
Sydney University Press, 2009 - Cities and towns - 407 pages
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Cities, Citizens and Environmental Reform tells a story of community involvement in the development of Australian town planning from the early 20th century - from the first wave of enthusiasm for modern town planning ideals before the Great War onto the more challenging social and political environment for the original town planning associations in the post-Second World War era.Meticulously researched and peppered with archival illustrations, the book reveals common threads and local differences in community planning movements across the nation and contributes to our understanding of modern urban planning in Australia.
 

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Contents

the historical role and significance of Australias town planning associations
1
advancing the cause of town planning
25
Spreading the good news about town planning in Sydney 191334
27
Queenslands popular movement in planning 191430 socialism regularity and profit
64
Town planning crusaders urban reform in Melbourne during the progressive era
91
Pedlers of new ideas promoting town planning in South Australia 191424
120
Regenerating the people town planning activism in Hobart 191639
148
Let our watchword be order and our beacon beauty achieving town planning legislation in Western Australia
173
The Kaleidoscope of Town Planning planning advocacy in postwar South Australia
203
Visions of the city town planning and community activism in postwar Perth
235
Democracy in action public participation in planning in Hobart 194065
260
Wonderland planning in a populist Queensland 193178
287
A new planning landscape for professional and community action in Sydney 193567
313
Dreams come true? Town planning ideals and realities in postwar Melbourne
342
mixed fortunes broadening agendas and changing times
373
Index
381

critiquing proposals plans and projects
201

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