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Planning the good city in Australia : Elizabeth as a new town

Peel, Mark


This paper describes the planning of Elizabeth by the South Australian Housing Trust. As a new town, Elizabeth drew on the planning assumptions and objectives of the postwar British town planning movement and represented a specific plagiarization of the empowering British tradition which dominated Australian planning. In particular, the planners of Elizabeth assumed that working-class residents could be 'improved' by a proper arrangement of urban space and would not bring their own spatial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1992
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a52038668c
Access Rights: Open Access


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