A suburban crisis?: Housing, credit, energy and transport

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Title A suburban crisis?: Housing, credit, energy and transport
Author Dodson, Jago Robert; Sipe, Neil Gavin
Journal Name Journal of Australian Political Economy
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Australia
Publisher University of Sydney
Abstract While the 'ground zero' of the Global Financial Crisis has been among the metropoles of financial capitalism, the material grounding of the crisis has been in the urban periphery at the intersection of, land, housing, credit, energy and transport. It has been a suburban crisis, with its faultlines fracturing most prominently across the USA but with major tremors and aftershocks in other heavily suburbanised economies, such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. In turn the global financial crisis threatens to reshape suburbia in uncertain and unpredictable ways. This article explores how the crisis interacts with more long-standing stressors pressing against Australian urban housing, credit, energy and transport systems. It raises questions about the implications for Australian suburbia of a forthcoming era of insecure energy supplies and wider limits to urbanisation.
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Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.jape.org
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal's website or contact the authors.
Volume 64
Issue Number December
Page from 199
Page to 210
ISSN 0156-5826
Date Accessioned 2010-04-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Urban and Regional Planning
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29951
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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