'Particularly happy' arrangement?: Idealism, pragmatism and the enclosed open spaces of Perth garden suburbs

Freestone, Robert and Nichols, David 2001, 'Particularly happy' arrangement?: Idealism, pragmatism and the enclosed open spaces of Perth garden suburbs, Limina, a journal of historical and cultural studies, vol. 7, pp. 65-81.

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Title 'Particularly happy' arrangement?: Idealism, pragmatism and the enclosed open spaces of Perth garden suburbs
Author(s) Freestone, Robert
Nichols, David
Journal name Limina, a journal of historical and cultural studies
Volume number 7
Start page 65
End page 81
Publisher Dept. of History, University of Western Australia
Place of publication Nedlands, W.A.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1324-4558
Summary One of the hallmarks of many planned garden suburbs of the early twentieth century is the internal reserve: open space at the rear of residences, without street frontage. An idealistic conception with direct links to overseas planning theory, these spaces were not always well received by either local councils or residents; despite this, many survive today as legacies of early suburban reformism. Perth’s highest-profile planning advocates of the interwar years, most notably town clerk William Bold and the progressive surveying  partnership of Hope and Klem, embraced and encouraged the idea and a number of middle-ring suburbs in Perth feature internal reserves which have survived both encroachment and resubdivision. Some have been given heritage status in recognition of their importance to the history and fabric of particular suburban communities; others remain neglected and essentially unacknowledged. All raise ongoing usage, maintenance and management issues for the councils that have inherited them.
Language eng
Field of Research 120508 Urban Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008383

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Australian and International Studies
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