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Cities in Global Transition

Creating Sustainable Communities in Australia

Authors: Rauscher, Raymond Charles, Momtaz, Salim

  • Combines theory and practice to maximize readers' understanding
  • Outlines a methodology to assess planning practices
  • Includes case studies from Australia's Greater Sydney
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This book examines the planning of cities in global transition, looking at Australia’s Greater Sydney as a case example. The focus is on metropolitan districts (groups of municipalities) within the Greater Sydney region. The subjects of global transition and sustainable urban planning (SUP) are introduced in Chapter 1. How Greater Sydney approaches planning of its region and its districts is then outlined in Chapter 2. In this chapter, three case study districts are selected for critiquing planning in the face of population and new development changes. The districts, beyond the City of Sydney, are: Sydney Inner West, Greater Parramatta and St George. 
The book further outlines a methodology to assess planning practices within each of the municipalities (twelve case study municipalities in all within the three districts). Included here are State planning principles applying to Greater Sydney, with key principals selected to apply to the case study municipalities and to each district as a unit.

About the authors

Dr. Raymond Charles Rauscher is a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and a director of Habitat Association for Arts and Environment Inc. Delving into the subject of sustainable urban planning (SUP), Ray completed a PhD (2009) at the University of Newcastle. Ray has at various times lived and worked within the three Greater Sydney Districts that the book focuses on – Sydney Inner West, Greater Parramatta, and St George. Being born in Brooklyn, New York City (1943), he graduated from the City College of New York (Bachelor of Engineering, Civil, 1966). Later, he completed a master’s degree (commencing) at the University of Michigan (research submission on Detroit entitled A Solution to the Urban Crisis: Proposal for the Creation of Region Serving New Cities (unpublished 1969). A Masters of Town and Country Planning was completed at Sydney University (1971) with a thesis Community Response to a Redevelopment Proposal (University of Sydney Library Microfilm Dept.). The thesis covered planning conflicts in Erskineville and Newtown (Sydney), and measures to resolve these.
Wanting to research further, Ray published (co-author Salim Momtaz) Sustainable Communities: A Framework for Planning - Case Study of an Australian Outer Sydney Growth Area (Springer 2014). Continuing to study urban change, he published (co-author Salim Momtaz) Brooklyn's Bushwick - Urban Renewal in New York, USA (Springer 2014).  Ray then brought together long term research (1970-2013) of the City of Sydney inner city areas, resulting in the publication (co-author Salim Momtaz) Sustainable Neighborhoods in Australia: City of Sydney Urban Planning (Springer 2015).  Preparing for this book (Cities in Global Transition) meant numerous field trips into the Greater Sydney Districts, as he witnessed municipal and State efforts to adopt SUP practices in the face of global transition (e.g. population movements and settlement changes). On a community note, since 1973 Ray has been a member of the Australian based Social Developers Network (SDN). The Network commenced at the time (late) PM Gough Whitlam (1972-1975) and (late) Tom Uren (Minister for Planning and Regional Development under the PM). Both of these renowned Australians introduced environmental and social bases to urban planning (Ray worked in a Federal program at the time).  A number of those Whitlam government planning initiatives have proven pivotal to development of all three districts that the book addresses.

Dr. Salim Momtaz is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He teaches in the area of sustainable resource management. He received a PhD from the University of London under a Commonwealth Scholarship. A geographer, environmental scientist and social planner by training, Salim’s research interests include: environmental planning and governance, social adaptation to climate change, social impact assessment, community engagement and urban governance. His recent published books include Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh, Elsevier (2016); Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Australia: City of Sydney Urban Planning, Springer (2015); Brooklyn’s Bushwick: Urban Renewal in New York, USA, Springer (2014); Sustainable Communities: A Framework for Planning, Springer (2014); Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries, Elsevier (2013).

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Planning for Sustainable Cities

    Rauscher, Raymond Charles (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

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  • Planning Greater Sydney and Sydney Districts

    Rauscher, Raymond Charles (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

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  • Planning Marrickville, Greater Sydney

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    Pages 39-56

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  • Planning Ashfield, Greater Sydney

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    Pages 57-72

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  • Planning Leichhardt, Greater Sydney

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    Pages 73-93

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cities in Global Transition
Book Subtitle
Creating Sustainable Communities in Australia
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39865-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39865-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39864-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 355
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
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