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dc.contributor.authorGleeson, Brendanen_US
dc.contributor.editorRonan Paddison (Editor-in-Chief)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:44:05Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:44:05Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-02T05:22:12Z
dc.identifier.issn00420980en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0042098008098198en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26342
dc.description.abstractClimate change and energy insecurity are grave threats to the stability and sustainability of human society. This paper considers the meaning of this globally manifest, yet regionally differentiated, ecological threat for Australia's urban system. It also considers the twin ecological peril of oil depletion, whose impacts may intensify to great effect the social stresses likely to emerge as climates warm. The paper intervenes in the debate that transfixes contemporary Australian urbanism: the sustainability of the suburban form in which most Australians live. A similar if not identical debate exists in North America and parts of western Europe. These discussions may be overemphasising the environmental significance of urban form and failing to apprehend the deeper socio-cultural forces that drive the (over)consumption of nature. Planning thought and practice need to loosen the grip of physical determinism on their environmental comprehension if they are to comprehend accurately the sources of, and solutions to, ecological threat. New urban scientific evidence suggests that planning's principal role in the fight against warming will be one of adaptation not mitigation. That is to say, there is no simple `spatial fix' for overconsumption.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.sagepub.com/home.naven_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2653en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2668en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue13en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalUrban Studies: an international journal for research in urban and regional studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban Analysis and Developmenten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120507en_US
dc.titleWaking from the Dream: An Australian Perspective on Urban Resilienceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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