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Migration and Urban Transitions in Australia

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Modernises the debate around migration to Australia

  • Places Australian scholarship within a global context showing how transnational cities are shaped in an age of migration

  • Combines cultural studies and migration studies scholars, with urban transitions literature.

Part of the book series: Global Diversities (GLODIV)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Migration and the Shaping of Australian Cities

    • Iris Levin, Peter W. Newton, Christian A. Nygaard, Sandra M. Gifford
    Pages 1-26
  3. Demographic, Settlement and Environmental Transitions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27
    2. Migration Policy: An Overview

      • Peter McDonald
      Pages 29-43
    3. Economic Policy, Migration and the Australian City

      • Christian A. Nygaard
      Pages 45-65
    4. There Are No Sustainable Cities in Australia

      • Jonathan Sobels, Graham Turner
      Pages 67-90
    5. The Role of Immigration in Changing the Social Fabric of Australian Cities

      • Peter W. Newton, Stephen Glackin, Denny Meyer
      Pages 91-123
  4. Urban Form and Housing Transitions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125
    2. ‘I Will Call Australia My Home’: Migration and Housing Tenure

      • Terry Burke, Kath Hulse, Liss Ralston
      Pages 127-148
    3. Understanding Migrant-Inclusive Urban Transitions in Australia via a ‘Housing Aspirations’ Lens

      • Wendy M. Stone, Piret Veeroja, Fatemeh Shahani, Sharon Parkinson, Amity James
      Pages 149-171
    4. Migrant Housing and Urban Transition Futures

      • Mirjana Lozanovska
      Pages 221-241
  5. Socio-Cultural Transitions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243
    2. Eating the City: The Transformation of the Australian City Through Migration and Food

      • Rebecca Williamson, Cathy Banwell, Jane Dixon
      Pages 309-334
    3. Epilogue

      • Iris Levin, Christian A. Nygaard, Peter W. Newton, Sandra M. Gifford
      Pages 335-343
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 345-354

About this book

This book offers a critical reflection on the ways in which migration has shaped Australia’s cities, especially over the past twenty years. Australian cities are among the world’s most culturally diverse and are home to most of the nation’s population. This edited collection brings together contemporary research carried out by scholars across a range of diverse disciplines, all of whom are concerned with the intersections between migration and urban change. 

The chapters are organised under three sections: demographic, settlement and environmental transitions; urban form and housing transitions; and socio-cultural transitions. Drawing on diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, the chapters engage with a range of factors and influences affecting migration and urban development. 

The book will be of special interest to scholars and practitioners in the disciplines of sociology, urban planning, geography, public policy and environmental sustainability.

Keywords

  • migration policy
  • multiculturalism
  • Australian cities
  • urban transitions
  • cultural diversity

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sustainability and Urban Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    Iris Levin

  • Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

    Christian A. Nygaard, Peter W. Newton, Sandra M. Gifford

About the editors

Iris Levin is an architect, urban planner, lecturer and researcher at RMIT University, Australia. She is passionate about working with diverse communities and understanding the effects of migration on the built environment. Her research focuses on housing, social planning, migration and social diversity in cities.

Christian (Andi) Nygaard is an Associate Professor, social economist and Research Theme Leader for New Ways of Urban Living at the Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. His research includes the dynamics of long-term urban change, housing markets and affordability, international migrants in housing, and political-economy social housing provision and transition dynamics.

Peter W. Newton is a Research Professor in Sustainable Urbanism at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Urban Transitions, Melbourne, Australia. His research and publishing interests encompass new planning technologies, future systems of urban settlement, the development dynamics of cities, and urban sustainability transition processes. 

Sandy Gifford is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on refugee settlement and wellbeing.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Migration and Urban Transitions in Australia

  • Editors: Iris Levin, Christian A. Nygaard, Peter W. Newton, Sandra M. Gifford

  • Series Title: Global Diversities

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91331-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-91330-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-91331-1

  • Series ISSN: 2662-2580

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-2599

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXV, 354

  • Number of Illustrations: 42 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sociology of Migration, Urban Sociology, Social Policy

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-91331-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)