Land use planning policy receives much public attention: we are constantly reading about the funding for infrastructure, the revitalisation of commercial centres, the rapid rate of urban decay, gentrification of the inner cities, and the problem of the expanding urban fringe. This study examines the effects of town planning on the shape and structure of the Melbourne metropolitan area since the Second World War. It shows that Melbourne's planners have seldom achieved what they set out to do and describes the technocratic character of town planning in Victoria. Shaping Melbourne's Future? relates town planning and urban developments to the social and economic base which defines them, touching on the broader themes of history, sociology, geography and politics.
About the Author
J. Brian McLoughlin was born in Bradford, England in 1932 and was educated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he also studied Town and Regional Planning at the King's College of the University of Durham, graduating in 1954. After a stint in the National Service McLoughlin worked as a local government planning officer in Newcastle, and in 1962 was appointed to a lectureship in the Department of Town Planning at the University of Manchester and went on to attain several senior academic posts in UK and Europe and Hong Kong. In 1983 he arrived in Australia as scholar of international standing for his planning policy research and academic publication in the UK and Europe, In the 11 years he held the Chair of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Melbourne he made substantial and lasting contributions to the sutdy of urban studies and urban planning in Australia. His most well known publication is Shaping Melbourne's Future? Town Planning, the State and Civil Society. McLoughlin died in 1994.
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 4th January 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.45