Urban studies in Australia: a road map and ways ahead

Graeme Davison, Ruth Fincher

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Charting the dominant approaches in Australian urban studies over the past 30 years by way of a narrative history of research practice and publication, the paper emphasises the significance of environmentalism, feminism and postmodernism for urban research since the 1980s. Current preoccupations include globalisation and social polarisation, expressions of social difference in cities, and the effects of privatisation and new information technologies on urban infrastructure and planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-197
Number of pages15
JournalUrban Policy and Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998


  • Feminism
  • Managerialism
  • Postmodernism
  • Research history
  • Urban studies

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