The chapter discusses the governance modalities that have underpinned the form, ubiquity and character of Australian suburb, highlighting the shift from 19th century imperial to colonial rule; the ongoing role of the self-builder, the rise of public provision and then privatization of infrastructure, the relative power of the planner and land developer and more recent debates over the increasingly privatized and polarized suburbs.
Field of Research
160403 Social and Cultural Geography 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Socio Economic Objective
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
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