'Saint Patrick': Sir Patrick Abercrombie's Australian tour 1948

Marco Amati*, Robert Freestone

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Patrick Abercrombie was one of the most celebrated planners of the twentieth century both in the UK and internationally. The impact of his international activities provide insights into the core values of British planning of the early post-war period and their transferability to other countries. This paper examines a little-documented tour by Abercrombie around Australia in 1948. It seeks to understand, in the context of the times, the ideas which Abercrombie promoted, his views on Australian cities, contemporary reactions to his presentations and the wider impact of his tour on the development of Australian planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-626
Number of pages30
JournalTown Planning Review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


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