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Planning Metropolitan Australia


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1. The Metropolitan Perspective 1 Stephen Hamnett and Robert Freestone 2. Beginnings: The Evolution of Metropolitan Planning to the Late Twentieth Century 26 Robert Freestone and Christine Garnaut 3. Melbourne: Growing Pains for the Liveable City 51 Robin Goodman 4. Sydney: Growth, Globalization and Governance 76 Raymond Bunker, Robert Freestone and Bill Randolph 5. Adelaide: Tough Times in the City of Light 101 Stephen Hamnett and Jon Kellett 6. Perth: From 'Large Provincial City' to 'Globalizing City' 124 Paul J. Maginn and Neil Foley 7. South East Queensland: Change and Continuity in Planning 148 Paul Burton 8. Canberra: 'Normalization' or 'the Pride of Time'? 170 Karl Friedhelm Fischer and James Weirick 9. The Metropolitan Condition 195 Brendan Gleeson

About the Author

Stephen Hamnett is Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of South Australia in Adelaide and a Commissioner of the Environment, Resources and Development Court of South Australia. Robert Freestone is Professor of Planning in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.


'... this work paints a comprehensive picture of urbanized Australia and how it has evolved in the last 20 years. By opening the way to new debates and offering new insights on many urban processes, Planning Metropolitan Australia is well positioned to become an urban-planning textbook and reference work, both in Australia and globally.' - Margot Abord de Chatillon, Metropolitics (

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