During the 1970s, accelerating change accompanied by dramatic developments in finance, technology and energy usage had a profound impact on the processes of urban development throughout the Western world.
Why Cities Change explores the relationship between urban growth and economic change in Sydney, particularly ini the 1970s. It concentrates on the major productive sectors of economic activity and investigates the various roles of government - local, state and federal. The social consequences of urban change are considered, and policy options evaluated. Sydney is the focus of the book as a particularly interesting example of patterns and problems to be found in most major Western cities.
This book was first published in 1982.
1. Themes in urban development and economic change, David C. Rich, Richard V. Cardew and John V. Langdale
2. Finance, the capital market and Sydney's development, Maurice T. Daly
3. Office suburbanisation: a new era? Ian Alexander
4. Telecommunications in Sydney: towards an information economy, John V. Langdale
5. Structural and spatial change in manufacturing, David C. Rich
6. Manufacturing and industrial property development in Sydney, Richard V. Cardew and David C. Rich
7. Organisational and locational change in Sydney's wholesaling industry, Ellis Nugent, David C. Rich and Peter L. Simons
8. Retailing in Sydney, Richard V. Cardew and Peter L. Simons
9. Retail development: competition versus government control, Michael Poulson
10. Unemployment in metropolitan Sydney: spatial, social and temporal dimensions, Ian H. Burnley and Susanne R. Walker
11. Coping with change: new directions for the Sydney Water Board? Peter Crabb
12. Land use-transport changes and global restructuring in Sydney since the 1970s: the container issue, Peter J. Rimmer and John A. Black
13. Planning and the journey to work: Sydney's North Shore and Northern Beaches region, Graeme J. Aplin
14. Campbelltown: a case study of planned urban expansion, H.W. Faulkner