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The Ghost Cities of Australia

A survey of New City Proposals and Their Lessons for Australia’s 21st Century Development

Authors: Bolleter, Julian

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About this book

This book examines failed new city proposals in Australia to understand the hurdles – environmental, societal, and economic – that have curtailed such visions. The lessons from these relative failures are important because, if projections for Australia’s 21st century population growth are borne out, we will need to build new cities this century. This is particularly the case in northern Australia, where the federal government projects a four-fold increase in population in the next four decades. The book aims that, when we commence 21st century new city dreaming, we have learnt from the mistakes of the past and, are not doomed to repeat them. 

About the authors

Dr. Julian Bolleter is the Deputy Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) at the University of Western Australia. His role at the AUDRC includes teaching a master’s program in urban design and conducting urban design–related research and design projects. He has completed a PhD on Dubai’s urban development (which will be published in late 2018) and has commercially published three other books including ‘Made in Australia: The future of Australian cities’ (with Richard Weller), ‘Take Me to the River: A history of Perth’s foreshore’ and ‘Scavenging the Suburbs: auditing Perth for 1 million infill dwellings.’ 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Bolleter, Dr. Julian

    Pages 1-7

  • Creating a Rural Civilization

    Bolleter, Dr. Julian

    Pages 9-31

  • Decentralization Fever

    Bolleter, Dr. Julian

    Pages 33-58

  • New Northern Cities

    Bolleter, Dr. Julian

    Pages 59-90

  • Barriers to New Northern Cities

    Bolleter, Dr. Julian

    Pages 91-110

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eBook $54.99
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Softcover $69.99
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  • Due: July 1, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89895-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ghost Cities of Australia
Book Subtitle
A survey of New City Proposals and Their Lessons for Australia’s 21st Century Development
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89896-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89896-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89895-7
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 117
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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