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Building a Golden Grove 'community': a study of suburban production processes in South Australia, 1970s-1980s

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Ideals of community have been associated with the practice of planning for over a century. Proponents of the Golden Grove Development considered particular ideals of community to be fundamental to the financial and social success of the new suburban development. This paper will analyse the early planning processes that underpinned the production of community ideals and argue that these planning processes took place at the transition between welfarism and neo-liberalism. This study will offer provocative glimpses into late twentieth century suburban planning practices; practices that establish the Golden Grove Development as a model of late twentieth century suburban production processes.

Keywords: Golden Grove; community; government; suburban planning

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Urban Research Program, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Queensland 4222, Australia

Publication date: 2009-04-01

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