Sydney : the emergence of a world city / edited by John Connell.

  • South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press 2000
Physical description
xvi, 381 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • 0195507487
  • 9780195507485
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-372) and index.
  • 1. And the winner is ... / John Connell -- 2. Sydney's dynamic landscape / Andrew Short -- 3. Hazardous Sydney / David Chapman -- 4. From colonial village to world metropolis / Graeme Aplin -- 5. First and last people: Aboriginal Sydney / Jim Kohen -- 6. In sickness and in health: Sydney past and present / Peter Curson and Kevin McCracken -- 7. Planning Sydney: Historical trajectories and contemporary debates / Robert Freestone -- 8. Industrial change in the global city: Sydney's new spaces of production / Robert Fagan -- 9. Sydney: Australia's financial and corporate capital / Maurie Daly and Bill Pritchard -- 10. Sydney: All day long, all night long / Morgan Sant and Gordon Waitt -- 11. Housing: The great divide / Michael Darcy -- 12. Diversity and difference: Immigration and the multicultural city / Ian H. Burnley -- 13. Tales of the city: Western Sydney as the end of the millennium / Kathleen Mee and Robyn Dowling -- 14. Artistic dreamings: Tinseltown, Sin City and suburban wasteland / Chris Gibson and John Connell -- 15. Beyond 2000: The post-Olympic city / John Connell and Bruce Thom.
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  • Sydney is increasingly a global city, linked to Asia by migration and international corporations, and growing tourist numbers, from traditional Bondi Beach to the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and leading up to the Millennium Olympics. This book is the first contemporary overview of this exciting city, tracing the history of change from the existing physical contours, and natural hazards, to the cosmopolitan multicultural city of diverse ethnic spaces. It traces the planning issues, from environmental management to high rise building and urban consolidation, reviews the dynamic economic base, from agricultural markets to financial services, and examines spatial diversity in health, housing and amongst the real or mythical western suburbs. It examines the way in which Sydney has been seen with respect to art, literature and music, and seeks to chart its destiny into the next millennium.

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