This paper considers the changing relationship between economic prosperity and Australian suburbs, noting that what has been termed “the first suburban nation” has been experiencing an intensification of suburban growth in the 2000s, in the context of economic globalization.
The Day 2 plenary with Edward Soja commenced late because he was jetlagged after a flight from London and slept in. Ah, the perils of globalisation – zombie academics wandering around hotel foyers, jetlagged and drugged up on sleeping pills. I blame neo-liberalism myself.
Ed Soja’s presentation was Powerpoint-free as he now travels with an iPad. His current areas of research interest are based around the premise that this is an extremely interesting time to be studying cities. He asserts
The podcasts from the Creative Suburbia Symposium held at QUT on 29-30 September are now available. Simply click on the links from the program below, or visit the conference site.
Thanks to Mimi Tsai for her work in editing the sound files, and to Nick Caldwell for his assistance with hosting.
Day 1 includes:
9.00–10.15 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Rob Shields: Creating New Suburbs
10.45–12.15 NEW SUBURBANISM
* Fiona Allon