Robert Freestone, UNSW Sydney; Bill Randolph, UNSW Sydney, and Wendy Steele, RMIT University
Australia has not had a national urban policy since the Rudd government. A troika of Liberal PMs followed. Tony Abbott wasn’t interested. Malcolm Turnbull didn’t quite live up to the hype but delivered cross-governmental City Deals and the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.…
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David Nichols reviews Ngā Pūtahitanga/Crossings: The 39th Annual Conference of SAHANZ and 16th Conference of Australasian in Fabrications.
Notoriously slow and halting traffic dogs Auckland city at peak hour times, with buses frequently cancelled due to a lack of drivers. The 24 km light rail presently under construction cannot come a moment too soon.…
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Call for Papers
We invite postgraduate researchers exploring topics related to urban and planning history in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific nations to participate in a one-day online PhD Symposium to present and discuss their work. The symposium will provide a supportive and collegiate environment for students to receive thesis feedback and advice from academics working in the general field.…
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Carolyn Hill reflects on the November 2022 conference that brought together over 100 built environment professionals to explore important topics within intersecting disciplines. This article originally appeared in Architecture New Zealand – March 2023.
It isn’t easy to get a bunch of architects and planners together for a weekend ofcollegial happiness, but SAHANZ (Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand) and the Australian UHPH (Urban History/Planning History) Group made it happen with their conference, Ngā Pūtahitanga/Crossings, held in November 2022.…
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An online panel featuring speakers from institutional heritage programs discussing Otero-Pailos’ text ‘Historic Preservation Theory’
Hosted by the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne.
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Sheas Creek runs into Alexandra Canal. Photo: Ilaria Vanni, Author provided
Ilaria Vanni, University of Technology Sydney; Alexandra Crosby, University of Technology Sydney, and Shannon Foster, University of Technology Sydney
Did you know the Sydney suburb Rosebery was home to the now-endangered green and golden bell frogs?…
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Scholars of urban design are invited to present their work at the first Symposium of Urban Design History and Theory (SUDHT). The purpose of SUDHT is to create a forum for those whose scholarship relates to urban design to present and discuss their research, engage in fruitful conversation and debate, and form a community based on shared interests.…
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It is a great privilege to inform you that the sixteenth conference of the European Association for Urban History (EAUH) will take place in Ostrava, Czech Republic from 4 to 7 September 2024.
In 2024 the theme of the European Association for Urban History Conference is going to be “Cities at the Boundaries”, however the EAUH 2024 Conference will be also open for all topics and research aspects from the field of urban history. …
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European Association for Urban History (EAUH)Online Symposium
CALL FOR PAPERS European Association for Urban History (EAUH) Online Symposium
Exchanges: European Cities and the Wider Urban World
One-Day Conference 6 September 2023
The EAUH will hold a one-day online symposium focusing on cultural and material exchanges between urban Europe and the wider urban world, extending across all historical periods.…
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The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
The 16th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group
School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, 25-27 November 2022
Keynote speaker: We are delighted that Dr Ben Schrader, Victoria University of Wellington’s JD Stout Research Fellow for 2022, will present the keynote address.…
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