Models of urban change: Sydney 1820–1870

Graeme Aplin*

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    Established models of urban change do not adequately allow for the complex interactions between the forces and relations of production and the effects of changes in these factors on urban settlements. A proposed, extended model includes a transition stage which can best be described as the mercantile or early capitalist city which hadnot yet adopted the modern technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Sydney and its growth and development between 1820 and 1870, a crucial period, is viewed against this suggested framework. During this period, Sydney was clearly going through such a transitional phase.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)144-158
    Number of pages15
    JournalAustralian Geographical Studies
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1982


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