Communities of the Postindustrial City

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Title Communities of the Postindustrial City
Author Baum, Scott; Mullins, Patrick; Stimson, Robert; O'Connor, Kevin
Journal Name Urban Affairs Review
Year Published 2002
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA
Publisher Sage
Abstract The authors discern the community structure of the postindustrial city, with reference to Australia. They focus empirically on three major types of Australian urban center: urban regions, metropolitan areas that are not part of urban regions, and other major cities. These three account for almost three-quarters of the Australian population. The authors draw on a conceptualization formulated by Marcuse and van Kempen to guide the analysis, with a combination of cluster analysis and discriminant analysis being applied to aggregate (essentially census) data to identify the communities. Nine major Australian urban communities are identified—four are affluent, four are disadvantaged, and one is a working-class community. The communities found, however, differed greatly from those cited in the Marcuse and van Kempen schema.
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Volume 37
Issue Number 3
Page from 322
Page to 357
ISSN 1078-0874
Date Accessioned 2006-07-11
Language en_AU
Research Centre Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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