Endangered Urban Visions?: Australia’s Mid-Century Satellite Cities - Ambitions and Failures
This panel will discuss findings from the ARC-funded project Australia’s New Cities, which explores the novel urban planning and design elements of new city projects both realised and unrealised in the mid-20th century. Post-war Australia saw a host of plans for satellite city developments with numerous possibilities for future urban form that withered away or were absorbed into an expanding suburban fringe. However, COVID has reignited debates about the purpose-built greenfield ‘new cities’ as antidotes to the unplanned entanglement of sprawling, un-serviced townships beyond the city limits. The panel will focus on Melbourne and draw on past and contemporary examples from around Australia.
- Prof David Nichols (University of Melbourne)
- Prof Robert Freestone (UNSW)
- Dr Julian Bolleter (UWA)
- Dr Elizabeth Taylor (Urban Planning and Design, Monash University)
This event is part of the Festival of Urbanism – a series of talks and conversations on planning and making our cities and regions. Brought to you by the Henry Halloran Trust with the assistance of the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, in partnership with Urban Planning and Design at Monash Art, Design and Architecture.