• Julian BolleterEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)


There have been a slew of new city propositions in Australia since Federation in 1901; however, most of these have failed to materialize. This chapter provides a very brief overview of the arguments for building new cities in Australia. Principally, these relate to projections for extreme population growth and assessments that there is an overconcentration of people in the existing capital cities. The chapter also briefly introduces the dominant barriers—which are both pragmatic and psychological—that new city proposals have encountered. Finally, this chapter sets out the method, structure, and terminology of the book.


Australia New cities Settlement patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Australian Urban Design Research CentreUniversity of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia

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