from Retired economist
Retired academic (Lecturer in the School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, 1970-2005).
Special interests in urban geography, transport economics, and the changing urban land use and travel patterns arising from the cultural shift to a post-industrial society.
Increasing car ownership and use, the growth of female employment, the preference for low density development and the restructuring of land use towards a multi-nuclei arrangement are incompatible with the dominant planning paradigm of creating high density settlements aligned along linear mass transit routes. A new paradigm is needed that focuses on the welfare benefits of car use rather than a focus on supply side costs.