17 June 2021, 9pm Central European Time, or 5am Australian Eastern Standard Time, marks the official launch of the Cambridge Elements in Global Urban History, with a Zoom event featuring authors Alexia Yates and Richard Harris, discussants Sheetal Chhabria, and editors Tracy Neumann, Joseph Ben Prestel, and Michael Goebel.…
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Our urban history friends in the UK are hosting a number of exciting events over the coming few weeks.
A new Call for Sessions and a new Call for Papers for the EAUH2022 conference to be held in Antwerp (31 August – 3 September 2022) has opened on 1 May 2021 and will run until 30 October 2021. In this way both the already approved EAUH2021 sessions as new research and new researchers get the opportunity to present their findings or plans to their peers at the conference. …
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Monash University in Melbourne, Australia has two PhD scholarships available for domestic or international applicants in Urban Planning and Design. The PhDs will contribute to a research project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) called Remaking Post-industrial Plans: Urban Industrial Zoning Past and Future.…
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Victoria Kolankiewicz, University of Melbourne
Feature Image: A tidal drain at South Yarra, Melbourne, in 2008. The installation of litter-trapping equipment now prevents access. Photo: Victoria Kolankiewicz, Author provided
Digital communications have spread conspiracy theories more widely than ever before, particularly in this uncertain and tumultuous year.…
Continue reading... “What lies beneath: tunnels for trafficking, or just a subterranean service? Time to rescue these spaces from the conspiracists”
By Chris Martin.
Originally published in Parity, the journal of the Council to Homeless Persons.
Australia is currently going through a period of unusual activity in residential tenancies law reform. New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT have recently concluded reviews and amended their legislation, and Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory are currently in the midst of reviews.…
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This article was originally published in The Conversation on 11 May 2020. Read the original article. Republished in Foreground, 12 May 2020.
Jack Mundey, who has died at the age of 90, was a pioneer of the Australian heritage movement. As well as contributing to labor and environmental politics, Mundey reconceived of the ways that Australians related to their cities and heritage places.…
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31st January – 2nd February 2018
The 14th Urban History Planning History (UHPH) Conference
RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, Melbourne
The 14th Urban History Planning History (UHPH) conference will be held in Melbourne in 2018, and the conference theme is inspired by Melbourne as an exemplar of cities that are continually re-made: as a centre of manufacturing, as a city built on land and infrastructure speculation, and as a place that has been re-made over the long-established land-based practices of the Kulin nation.…
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The proceedings of February’s UHPH conference are now available HERE
Eve made significant contributions to our understanding of the modern urban and planning histories of Darwin. She passed away in August 2014 following complications from emergency heart surgery.
She was born in Dublin, Ireland, and studied graphic design, working in London in the early 1960s then Spain to the early 1970s.…
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