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Geelong's Changing Landscape

Ecology, Development and Conservation

Paperback
March 2020
9780643103603
More details
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • ISBN 9780643103603
  • Language English
  • Pages 344 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 18 color plates, 15 illus & 28 photos
$55.95

Geelong's Changing Landscape offers an insightful investigation of the ecological history of the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula region. Commencing with the penetrating perspectives of Wadawurrung Elders, chapters explore colonization and post-World War II industrial development through to the present challenges surrounding the ongoing urbanization of this region.

Expert contributors provide thoughtful analysis of the ecological and cultural characteristics of the landscape, the impact of past actions, and options for ethical future management of the region. This book will be of value to scientists, engineers, land use planners, environmentalists and historians.

Features:
  • The most comprehensive investigation of the history of development and planning of the Geelong region
  • An incisive text that raises challenges about Geelong’s future growth
  • Includes insights from Wadawurrung Elders about the transformation of their Country in the Geelong region.

Foreword
Acknowledgement of Country
Acknowledgements
List of contributors
1: Geelong: Djilang – a tapestry of histories, voices and ecologies
PART 1: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE GEELONG REGION
2: The lay of the land: the geological evolution of the landscape
3: Pre-European vegetation in the Geelong region
4: Welcome to Wadawurrung Country
5: Djilang, Corayo and beyond: the Geelong region landscape and its European transformation
PART 2: ECOLOGY OF THE GEELONG REGION
6: Vegetation changes since European arrival
7: The ecological history of the Bellarine Peninsula: native plant associations before 1835
8: Riverine ecology
9: Marine and coastal environments
PART 3: HUMANS AS AGENTS OF CHANGE IN THE GEELONG REGION
10: Key ecological principles adapted for regional green infrastructure
11: A landscape at risk
12: The Geelong suburban dream: origins, history and future
13: Greater Geelong’s planning future to 2050: determining spatial outcomes through agricultural land planning
14: Emerging cultures
15: The post-Industrial landscape of Geelong
16: Event, fall, return and the transformation of sites: a diagnosis for Point Henry
17: The promise of vision-making a city: a perpetual journey
18: Land use planning challenges facing the Geelong region in the next 10-20 years
19: Ensuring a quality future for the tapestry of Geelong
Index

David S. Jones

David S. Jones is Foundation Professor of Planning and Landscape Architecture at Deakin University. A student of McHarg, he has taught at the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, the University of Adelaide and University of Pennsylvania. His recent work includes incorporating Indigenous knowledge systems in tertiary built environment courses.

Phillip B. Roös

Phillip B. Roös is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture & Built Environment and Director of the Live+Smart Research Lab. His work spans across architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, environmental design, teaching and research, as well as writing and art.

ecology, industrial development, urbanization, Geelong, history