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Research – The mystery of the disappearing backyards

Posted in Models, Research by fedwards on November 5th, 2007

I have to admit – I am a little obsessed with backyards. They offer this magnificent, accessible space for people to relax, express their values, grow their food and breathe outside within the busyness of the city limits. In Australia, they’re also disappearing…. Below is some information about this vanishing resource.

Mystery of disappearing backyards
The Urban Research Program at Griffith University is pleased to announce the release of our latest research paper. Research Paper 13 is authored by Prof. Tony Hall and is titled ‘Where Have All the Gardens Gone? An Investigation into the Disappearance of Backyards in the Newer Australian Suburb‘. The paper examines the changing form of new suburban development focusing on layout and yard space. The paper considers these trends in relation to the historical form of suburban development and recent practice overseas. The paper may be downloaded free of charge. http://australianlocalgovernmentassociation.cmail4.com/l/237139/1jbe1d/www.griffith.edu.au/centre/urp/urp_publications/research_papers/URP_RP13_Hall_ResidentialForm.pdf

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