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The highway of civilisation and common sense : street regulation and the transformation of social space in 19th and early 20th century Melbourne

Brown-May, Andrew


The introduction of the automobile at the turn of the century and the swift regulatory phase that ensued marked the line between two discrete eras of the city before and after the car conquered the street. The urban morphology of the twentieth-century city is notable for the atomisation of space into more and more discrete units. The shopping mall, the department store and the office block have subsumed many of the activities once the domain of the street. The interstitial space between home,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1995
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a533a9480b


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