New Northern Cities

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


There have been numerous recent proposals for new or boosted cities in northern Australia. These include new charter cities in the north proposed by World Bank Vice President Paul Romer. Other proposals include Western Australian state government plans to turn Pilbara mining company towns into bustling cities, and Northern Territory Government plans to build a satellite city orbiting Darwin. This chapter provides a tour of these new or boosted city proposals and discusses their agendas and spatial planning. These proposals are potentially important because the federal government has projected a possible fourfold increase in the north’s population by 2060.


Northern Australia New cities Boosted cities Charter cities Mining cities Paul Romer Broome Karratha Darwin Satellite cities 


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

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