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Greenspace after petroleum: from freeways to greenways


Byrne, J, Greenspace after petroleum: from freeways to greenways, Planning after petroleum: preparing cities for the age beyond oil, Routledge, J Dodson, N Sipe, A Nelson (ed), London, pp. 157-166. ISBN 9780415504577 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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George Seddon (1972: 230) once observed that "parkland would probably . . . succumb . . . to the motor car [because] . . . parklands . . . have a fatal charm for freeway engineers." In the car-dominated and oilfueled twentieth century, this notion seemed inevitable, but in a post-oil future, the converse may well be true. Although it might not be the first suggestion that comes to mind when considering the urgent imperative imposed by peak oil planning, greenspace will be a vitally important concern this century. Five reasons for this follow.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:greenspaces, petroleum, urban planning
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Land use and environmental planning
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Byrne, J (Professor Jason Byrne)
ID Code:125546
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-04-23
Last Modified:2018-05-03

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