Maurie Crow and the Melbourne Town Planning Research Group

Crow, Ruth (1992) Maurie Crow and the Melbourne Town Planning Research Group. Crow Collection Association. (Unpublished)


The Town Planning Research Group (TRG) was a small informal "ginger group" which met monthly from 1967 to 1980. Its newsletters ("Irregular" and "Ecoso Exchange") are a useful resource on the grass roots community planning movements of the 1970's. Henry Mayer described the TRG newsletter as a "valiant effort" stating: "Ecoso has a lot of hard to get information relevant to the sustainable society/ecology movement and tries to foster links between it, the trade unions and some current left movements. Maurie Crow (1915 to 1988) was a key person in the TRG. He turned his attention to planning issues after about thirty years involvement in the trade union movement.

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Keywords Maurie Crow, Melbourne Town Planning Research Group, Victoria University of Technology, "Irregular" newsletter, "Ecoso Exchange" newsletter, community planning movements, 1970's, Henry Mayer, sustainable ecology movement, trade unions, planning issues, Living Standards Convention, Australian Railways Union, Melbourne University Town Planning, urban action groups, urban action movement, urban renewal, transportation, urban sprawl, social justice, participation in planning, Barry Pullen, ecological crisis, sociological crisis, Robin Boyd Environmental Award, Radical Ecology Conference, non-renewable energy, trade unionists, urban activists, Environmentalists for Full Employment, locally based communities, CROW-BOX3-3-10-DOC6
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