Community and Governance; Urban Activism in Melbourne in the 1960's and Beyond

  • Davison, Graeme (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Howe, Renate (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Logan, William (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

As the economy of Melbourne's central and inner area has been transformed over the last three decades, conflicts over urban redevelopment have impacted significantly on governance, urban policies and inner city communities. By studying the new generation of activists attracted to Melbourne's working class suburbs in the 1960s, this project will push beyond gentrification interpretations of urban change to examine the motivations of activists and the process of forging participatory structures of governance and community partnerships. This project will assess the significance of this period of transition for managing urban development in the new millennium.
Effective start/end date2/10/022/11/04


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$26,250.00