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Norrie, H, Regional Australia, Architecture Australia, (January-February 2019) pp. 43. ISSN 0003-8725 (2019) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Australia is both large and small, in local and global terms. Australia’s land area is similar to that of Brazil, a country with a population more than eight times the size of our own. Our island continent spans an area that is equivalent to more than twenty-five European countries, from Ireland to Ukraine and from Spain and Turkey to the south of Finland, yet 60 percent of our population lives in the five major capital cities of more than one million people. Across Australia there are fewer than twenty cities with populations of more than 100,000 people, which is the limit of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ definition of major urban centres. Beyond these centres there are hundreds of regional towns with smaller populations, many of which are geographically disconnected from major cities but central to the national economy. Some estimates wager that regional Australia accounts for around 40 percent of national economic output.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:urban design, regional planning, architecture
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Community planning
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Urban planning
UTAS Author:Norrie, H (Dr Helen Norrie)
ID Code:132565
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2019-05-13
Last Modified:2019-05-13

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