Peak Oil and the ‘burbs become slums…


Who would have thought that paving over fertile land and creating an infrastructure dependent on infernal combustion engines would be Good for the Economy but Lousy for the Future? You can colour me amazed…

This from the (Melbourne) Age.

“Report warns of oil woes” by Andrew West

AUSTRALIA will be forced to rely on huge quantities of imported oil unless it radically overhauls its transport and urban policies, according to a major study by the Planning Institute of Australia.

The study – comprising a series of papers in the latest edition of the journal Australian Planner – warns that without urgent national action the country’s trade deficit will spiral and many of the outer suburbs will become slums.


The Planning Institute of Australia‘s website is here.

The journal Australian Planner is here.



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