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.…
Continue reading... “A brief history of Australian residential tenancies law reform: from the nineteenth century to COVID-19”
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.…
Continue reading... “Our cities owe much of their surviving heritage to Jack Mundey”
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.…
Continue reading... “Save the Date: UHPH 2018”
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.…
Continue reading... “Remembering Eve Gibson (1940-2014)”
Organisation for the 2016 UHPH conference on the Gold Coast
is now in full swing with contributors mapping out/ thinking about/ working on their papers (format templates attached) which are due by 15 November 2015. Registration is now open and payment is being processed online through the link from the website (see below) OR through the link from Griffith Pay (see below).…
Continue reading... “Icons: The making, meaning and undoing of urban icons and iconic cities ”
Pat Troy on the legacy of Tom Uren, who died last week.
Proposals are welcome for the 13th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference (UHPH) to be hosted by Griffith University and held on the Gold Coast, Queensland between Sunday 31 January – Wednesday 3 February 2016.
Icons: The making, meaning and undoing of urban icons and iconic cities
The use of icons (projects, places, plans, people and/or practices) to tell stories of urban environments is longstanding.…
Continue reading... “UHPH Conference 2016 Call for abstracts now open: deadline 31 March 2015”
CALL FOR SESSIONS
The 13th International Conference on Urban History ‘Reinterpreting Cities’ will take place in Helsinki from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016.
The call for session proposals is now open until March 1, 2015. Proposals can be submitted on the website https://eauh2016.net/…
Continue reading... “EAUH 2016 Helsinki – Reinterpreting Cities”