Breaking Point The Future Of Australian Cities

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Breaking Point

Author : Peter Seamer
ISBN : 9781743820803
Genre : Social Science
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The way we plan and build cities in Australia needs to change. Australia’s population is growing: between 2017 and 2046 it is projected to increase by 11.8 million, the equivalent of adding a city the size of Canberra each year for thirty years. Most of this growth will occur in the major cities, and already its effects are being felt: inner-city property prices are skyrocketing and the more affordable middle and outer suburbs lack essential services and infrastructure. The result is inequality: while wealthy inner-city dwellers enjoy access to government-subsidised services – public transport, cultural and sporting facilities – new home buyers, pushed further out, pay the lion’s share of the costs. So how can we create affordable housing for everyone and still get them to work in the morning? What does sustainable urban development look like? In this timely critique of our nation’s urban development and planning culture, Peter Seamer argues that vested interests often distort rational thinking on our cities. Looking to the future, he sets out cogent new strategies to resolve congestion, transport and expenditure problems, offering a blueprint for multi-centred Australian cities that are more localised, urban and equitable in nature.
Category: Social Science

Sustainable Neighbourhoods In Australia

Author : Raymond Charles Rauscher
ISBN : 9783319175720
Genre : Science
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This book examines the planning and implementation of policies to create sustainable neighborhoods, using as a case study the City of Sydney. The authors ask whether many past planning and development practices were appropriate to the ways that communities then functioned, and what lessons we have learned. The aim is to illustrate the many variations within a city and from neighborhood to neighborhood regarding renewal (rehabilitation), redevelopment (replacement) and new development. Case study examples of nine City of Sydney neighborhoods note the different histories of planning and development in each. Features of the studies include literature searches, field work (with photography), and analysis. The authors propose a set of sustainability principles which incorporate elements of the twenty seven principles of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Part One explores sustainable urban planning, and the importance of planning tools that enable best planning outcomes for communities and investors. Common factors in the nine case study neighborhoods are renewal, redevelopment and development pressures affecting Sydney from the 1970s to 2014. Also discussed are the differing circumstances of planning faced by authorities, developers and communities in each of the study areas. Part Two of the book is focused on the case study areas in City of Sydney East area: Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross. Part Three covers case study areas in Sydney's Inner South area: Chippendale, Redfern and Waterloo District. Part Four surveys the Inner West suburb of Erskineville. Part Five looks at the City West area, including the Haymarket District and the Pyrmont and Ultimo District. Part Six concentrates on the North West area suburb of Glebe. Part Seven of the book looks at the growth area of South Sydney District, which includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield, Zetland and the new localities of Victoria Park and Green Square. The authors recount lessons learned and outline directions of planning for sustainable neighborhoods. Finally, the authors challenge readers to apply the lessons of these case studies to further advances in sustainable urban planning.
Category: Science

The City In Geography

Author : Benedict Anderson
ISBN : 9781317239963
Genre : Architecture
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Monumental in scale and epic in development, cities have become the most visible and significant symbol of human progress. The geography on and around which they are constructed, however, has come to be viewed merely in terms of its resources and is often laid to waste once its assets have been stripped. The City in Geography is an urban exploration through this phenomenon, from settlement to city through physical geography, which reveals an incremental progression of removing terrain, topography and geography from the built environment, ushering in and advancing global destruction and instability. This book explains how the fall of geography in relationship to human survival has come through the loss of contact between urban dwellers and physical terrain, and details the radical rethinking required to remedy the separations between the city, its inhabitants and the landscape upon which it was built.
Category: Architecture

Genocide And Settler Society

Author : A. Dirk Moses
ISBN : 1571814116
Genre : History
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" ...Often new, probing and rich examinations of the takeover of a continent by white Anglos and the long-term impact ...the book is replete with detailed and meticulously sourced information on the scope, scale and persistence of the cruelty and violence involved - actual and structural - over a 200-year period...there is a great deal in this excellent volume that demands grounds for deep reflection on how Australia came to be what it is." * Patterns of Prejudice "The value of this stimulating collection of historical essays is that it points to both the usefulness of a transnational framework for analysing race thinking and the necessity for close attention to the historical specificity of particular moments and places." * Australian Book Review "[This volume] is an outstanding collection, a challenging conversation between differing viewpoints where discussion is ongoing and cooperative." * Australian Historical Studies Colonial Genocide has been seen increasingly as a stepping-stone to the European genocides of the twentieth century, yet it remains an under-researched phenomenon.This volume reconstructs instances of Australian genocide and for the first time places them in a global context. Beginning with the arrival of the British in 1788 and extending to the 1960s, the authors identify the moments of radicalization and the escalation of British violence and ethnic engineering aimed at the Indigenous populations, while carefully distinguishing between local massacres, cultural genocide, and genocide itself. These essays reflect a growing concern with the nature of settler society in Australia and in particular with the fate of the tens of thousands of children who were forcibly taken away from their Aboriginal families by state agencies. A. Dirk Moses teaches European History and comparative genocide Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is editing another volume in this series entitled Genocide and Colonialism.
Category: History

Living Cities

Author : Garry J. Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015063358066
Genre : History
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This book is about government and public approaches to sustainable development in Australia, documenting the current inability of governments in Australia to address persistent urban environmental problems. It addresses the theory and practice of 'Think Global - Act Local', finding the Australian system wanting, putting at risk the wellbeing of local communities and the places they call home. The authors describe practical methods to address these problems. It will help educators, the public, and government practitioners, to get started on changes or to accelerate their rate of progress. Solutions includes risk-based dialogues with local communities, training government professionals, and embracing models for more open government. Examples are taken from real-life subjects as the 2000 Olympic Games, Australian national, local and state government policies on urban development and brewery wastes in Japan. The book style enables educators, students, government professionals and community to consider and adapt different aspects of the work to their specific needs.
Category: History

International Handbook Of Urban Education

Author : William T. Pink
ISBN : 9781402051999
Genre : Education
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The universality of the problematics with urban education, together with the importance of understanding the context of improvement interventions, brings into sharp focus the importance of an undertaking like the International Handbook of Urban Education. An important focus of this book is the interrogation of both the social and political factors that lead to different problem posing and subsequent solutions within each region.
Category: Education

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives
ISBN : STANFORD:36105129096025
Genre : Australia
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Category: Australia

Australian Ambassador

Author : Walter Russell Crocker
ISBN : UOM:39015030661725
Genre : Diplomatic and consular service, Australian
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Category: Diplomatic and consular service, Australian

Parliamentary Debates

Author : Western Australia. Parliament
ISBN : UCAL:B2939611
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American Machinist

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ISBN : UOM:39015080284568
Genre : Children
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Category: Children

Rudolf Nureyev

Author : Julie Kavanagh
ISBN : 9780141912134
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NOW A MAJOR FILM BY RALPH FIENNES, THE WHITE CROW 'A gripping account of an extraordinary life' Daily Telegraph Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked Rudimania across the globe; established the most rhapsodic partnership in dance history with the middle-aged Margot Fonteyn; reinvented male technique; gatecrashed modern dance; moulded new stars; and staged Russia's unknown ballet masterpieces in the West. He and his life were simply astonishing. 'Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man' Mail on Sunday 'The definitive study of a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be called a sacred monster' Observer 'Undoubtedly the definitive biography' Sunday Telegraph
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015559177
Genre : American literature
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Perceiving Other Worlds

Author : Edwin Thumboo
ISBN : UOM:39015061181429
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The papers in this volume were delivered at the Symposium on Literature in Asia and the Pacific Region: Perceiving Other Worlds held in Singapore in November 1989. Writers, critics and scholars from Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, North America and Britain addressed some of the major contemporary literary issues, including the ""Other and I"", the formation of identity in two or more cultures, the loss and recovery of tradition, the re-creation of meaning, and the re-writing of literary paradigms and history. A central impetus is the concern with the importance and fullness of ""I"" when it is ""the Other"". This is linked to challenges posed by the rich varieties of other worlds."
Category: Literary Criticism