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The past and future of the Australian suburb

Davison, Graeme


This paper describes the suburban ideal, explains its historical development and compares the Australian suburb with its counterpart in other countries such as the United States and Great Britain. More importantly it focuses on those features that are peculiar to the Australian suburb and argues that despite the disparaging comments often made about the quality of suburban living, most inhabitants of suburbs express a disconcertingly high level of satisfaction with life in the suburbs and a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1993
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a52673f822
Access Rights: Open Access


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