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.…
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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”
In the summer months David Nichols and Elizabeth Taylor present a one-hour talk program on Melbourne public radio 3RRR, known as The Urbanists. Recent guests have included David Wadelton of the Northcote Hysterical Society, Dr. Ruth Lane of Monash University talking about hard rubbish and ‘geographies of waste’, Assoc.…
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Robert Freestone, “Progress in Australian planning history: Traditions, themes and transformations” Progress in Planning V91, July 2014 pp. 1-29
Planning history is a distinctive strain in modern planning scholarship that provides dividends in the broader understanding of planning’s aims, development, impacts, achievements and limitations.…
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