Plan for Melbourne. Part one : facts and principles

Crow, Ruth and Crow , Maurie (1969) Plan for Melbourne. Part one : facts and principles. Modern Melbourne Committee of the Victorian State Committee of the Communist Party of Australia.


This booklet is Part 1 of a "Plan for Melbourne" prepared by the "Modern Melbourne Committee" and adopted in its present form by the Victorian State Conference of the Communist Party of Australia on November 3rd, 1968. It was pre-circulated to all delegates and a pre-Conference discussion resulted in a number of amendments finally carried by Conference itself. The authors are acutely aware that mankind is undoubtedly on the eve of technological developments which may make many of today's solutions for living rapidly out-of-date. For example: If there is evolved a small cheap electric car, electronically and safely controlled for high speeds, there could be a system where these vehicles are not privately-owned but left in plentiful quantities in convenient parking bays. To use one, the driver would place an identification disc in a meter connected to a central computer which would not only charge more for travel in congested areas, but automatically send out a "transport account" to the user once a month! This would be a sort of cross between rail public transport and car private transport, making both possibly obsolete.

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Plan for Melbourne. Part One. Facts and Principles. Also titled 'Facts and Principles'.

Item type Book
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Keywords city planning, Victoria, capitalist society, capitalist economy, Melbourne, recreational facilities, public transport, car ownership, suburban life, city design, urban development, suburban amenities, Port Phillip district, residential development, Melbourne's future, CROW-BOX5-3-12-DOC1
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