Peripheral Centralities - Lost and Past

Peripheral Centralities - Lost and Past

Online - ABP Zoom Meetings

  • Seminar

This seminar focuses on the lost peripheral centralities and looks at the history of suburban peripheries. Peripheral centralities will be explored from an urban and planning history perspective, focusing on lost peripheral centralities - major plans that came close to fruition and would have spelled markedly different suburban outcomes than the ones we have today and confront assumptions in extant theory; and forgotten peripheral centralities - those that have come to fruition and whose centrality has been forgotten, overlooked or taken for granted. This seminar will be held online, hosted by the University of Melbourne in September 2021. It includes 2 keynote speakers; Robert Freestone from the University of New South Wales, and Carola Hein from Delft University of Technology. Other renowned speakers will discuss a range of topics from urban history, looking at multiple case studies from around the world.

Thursday, 23rd September: Morning

8.30-11.00 am AEST
Walter Greason (USA)
Metropolitan Economies in Historical Context – Three Cases
8.30 am
David Nichols, Nick Phelps & Victoria Kolankiewicz (Australia)
Metro city pipedream or growth area benchmark: the lost history of Berwick’s metro town plan
9.05 am
Richard Hu (Australia)
Greater Shanghai Plan (1927–37): An Unfulfilled Urban Dream
9.40 am
Julie Miao, Sainan Lin and Zhigang Li (China & Australia)
Wuhan’s Red Steel Town: the waning centrality of an industrial satellite town?
10.15 am

Thursday, 23rd September: Afternoon

4.30-7.30 pm AEST
Per Gunnar Roe (Norway)
Satellite Centralities and Communities -The Social Ambitions and Failures of Architecture in Oslo's New Towns of 1950's-1970's
4.30 pm
Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago (Spain)
Peripheral centralities against Fascism: The case of Madrid
5.05 pm
Carola Hein (Netherlands)
Ports, Port Authorities, and the Planning of Peripheral Centralities
Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Andrew Hoolachan (UK)
‘A bright new world of convenience, efficiency, and plenty’: The story of the rise and fall of peripheral townships in 1960s Newcastle and Dundee
6.15 pm
Ruth McManus (Ireland)
Flying boats, garden suburbs, oil refineries and motorways – exploring the forgotten twentieth-century plans for Dublin Bay
6.50 pm

Friday, 24th September: Morning

9.00-11.30 am AEST
David Sloane and Sam Ross-Brown (USA)
The LA Centers Plan: End of an Old Era, Abortive Beginning of an New Era
9.00 am
Robert Freestone (Australia)
Centres in the metropolitan periphery: a spatial planning history
9.35 am
Christine Garnaut (Australia)
‘Metropolitan Adelaide’s Unique Opportunity’: Charles Reade’s Plan of Adelaide and Suburbs 1917
10.10 am
Neil Foley and Paul Maginn (Australia)
Whatever Happened to “Salvado”? A ‘Failed’ Attempt at Employment and Population Decentralisation and Growth in Perth
10.45 am

Friday, 24th September: Afternoon

4.30-7.30 pm AEST
Carola Hein and Gabriel Schwake (Netherlands)
War, military settlements and planetary urbanisation
4.15 pm
H. S. Sudhira (India)
Exploring the emergence of peripheral centralities in Bengaluru – the case of Electronic City
5.00 pm
Marco Cremaschi, Frederica Causarano (France)
A new Rome: the EUR during the 1930s
5.40 pm
Oleg Golubchikov, Irina Ilina (UK)
Soviet sputnik towns: the past of a sustainable urban future?
6.15 pm
Laura Vaughan (UK)
Industrious suburbs: the role of multi-scale centrality in shaping the socio-economic life of cities
6.50 pm

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