Trendyville. the battle for Australia's inner cities

Howe, Renate, Nicholas, David and Davison, Graeme 2014, Trendyville. the battle for Australia's inner cities, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, Vic..

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Title Trendyville. the battle for Australia's inner cities
Author(s) Howe, Renate
Nicholas, David
Davison, Graeme
Publication date 2014
Series Australian history
Total pages 200
Publisher Monash University Publishing
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) City development
City suburbs
Australian History
Summary Australia’s inner cities experienced an upheaval in the 1960s and 70s which left them changed forever. People from all walks of life who valued their suburbs – places like Balmain, Battery Point, Carlton, Indooropilly, North Adelaide or Subiaco – resisted large-scale development projects for freeways, ‘slum clearance’ and mass-produced high-rise. Unlikely alliances of post-war migrants, university students and staff, construction workers and their unions, long-term residents and city workers,challenged land-grabs and inappropriate development.When the dust settled, Australian cities were different. Many suburbs kept their village qualities. Shopping strips were revived and cultures celebrated. While areas like Fitzroy or Redcliff were derided as ‘Trendyville’, the fate many American cities suffered – a ‘hollow core’ – had been avoided. In the process, heritage conservation, party politics, and Australian assumptions about domestic life, education and lifestyle had all been transformed. This book is an in-depth examination of the causes and consequences of urban protest in a democracy. It shows how it changed the built environment as well as its participants, and resonated in many of our institutions including politics, media and multiculturalism.
ISBN 9781921867422
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
120507 Urban Analysis and Development
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
ERA Research output type A Book
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