URBAN CONSOLIDATION : A PRELIMINARY APPRAISAL OF ITS POTENTIAL FOR DEALING WITH STRATEGIC TRANSPORT ISSUES

Urban consolidation is a radical policy for redirecting future growth in households from low density peripheral locations to medium density housing in middle ring suburbs. It offers transport benefits to households who divert, but its strategic significance is likely to be small in the light of expectations of reduced population growth. In addition, its implementation would be constrained by the resistance of local government in middle ring suburbs and by consumer preference for a detached house and garden. It is argued that urban consolidation is symptomatic of a tendency toward achieving radical change by focussing on future growth. However, the major transport task now concerns the urban fabric. /TRRL/

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    • From the Papers of the Fifth Australian Transport Research Forum, Sydney, April 18-20, 1979.
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    New South Wales Ministry of Transport, Australia

    117 Macquarie Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 

    New South Wales Ministry of Transport, Australia

    117 Macquaire Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Davies, A
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00300095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
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  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM