How different are Australian cities?

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Title How different are Australian cities?
Author Searle, Glen; Dodson, Jago Robert; Steele, Wendy Elizabeth
Publication Title State of Australian Cities Conference 2011 Proceedings
Editor Carolyn Whitzman
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher State of Australian Cities Conference Research Conference 2011
Abstract Do Australian cities share a unifying essence that permits us to speak of them collectively as a distinctive constellation within the global urban galaxy? How are Australian cities both similar to each other and different to cities elsewhere? What might it mean to consider and respond to such questions? How might Australian urban scholarship be informed by a nuanced appreciation of Australian cities as having a distinctive character? How can Australian cities speak to an international scholarly audience and what should they say? These rather simple and general questions motivate the present paper. We seek to provoke debate both at SOAC and beyond by querying the status of ‘The Australian City’, accompanied by the offer of some preliminary insights into the nature, character and state of ‘Australian Cities’ as a prospective definite – whether absolute or relative – category within a global array of territorially and nationally defined city assemblies. In doing so we hope also to engage with important questions about the status of comparative urban analysis in relation to the position of ‘the Australian city’ within an international context.
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ISBN 978-0-646-5680
Conference name SOAC 2011
Location Melbourne, Australia
Date From 2011-11-29
Date To 2011-12-02
Date Accessioned 2012-01-24
Language en_US
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl Architecture); Urban Analysis and Development
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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