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    Work in Progress: Couplet 1 John Reid

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    Field Trip 1 Briefings

    Wednesday 3 March. Trig Point nr intersection of Bringelly and Cowpasture Roads, Western Sydney. Professsor Tony Capon, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH), ANU, (second from right) outlines the research project of which the Contested Landscapes of Western Sydney Field Study is a part. Speaking in front of a landscape under contest with [...]

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    Itinerary Field Trip 1 (3 – 7 March, 2010)

    This itinerary has been compiled as a result of a Field Study Survey (conducted by John Reid, m 0416 249 090; <[email protected]> which took place from 3 – 6 February, 2010) and consultations with intending Field Study participants on 19th and 25th February at the ANU School of Art. Location maps from Google maps <http://maps.google.com.au> [...]

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    Neglect of food sources has the chooks coming home to roost, SMH, 28 Dec 2009

    Another interesting article relevant to the contested landscapes of Western Sydney. Be sure to check out the readers’ comments at the end of the article plus the links to the other projects, including the Landshare project (i, ii) and Michael Mobbs street food projects in Sydney (i, ii). Abstract – Neglect of food sources has [...]

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    International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability to publish special urban agriculture issue

    Please see note from David Mason below. The artistic group may find the information contained at the following site of interest. See: International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. I gave a presentation at the AgriFood XVI Conference in Auckland last week.  It was based on the above journal publication.  However in my presentation I gave greater [...]

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    'How to feed the 7 million', The Age, 17 November 2009

    And even more newspaper articles, this time in Melbourne. It seems like Contested Landscapes are certainly a hot topic… How to feed the 7 million, The Age, by Cate Burns, 17 November 2009 RECENT consultations regarding the proposed extension to Melbourne’s urban growth boundary have provoked significant comment about the impact of urban sprawl on [...]

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    'NSW not a developer's nirvana… its planning hell', SMH, 18 November 2009

    The Sydney Morning Herald website (The National Times) today features an opinion piece from the Urban Taskforce on behalf of the development industry. NSW not a developer’s nirvana… its planning hell, Sydney Morning Herald, by Aaron Gadiel, November 18, 2009 If you were to accept everything that has been said about development in NSW, you [...]

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    'Grow Suburbs Not Vegies: developers', article in SMH, 13 October 2009

    There is a very timely article about contested landscapes in western Sydney in the Sydney Morning Herald. Grow suburbs, not vegies: developers, Sydney Morning Herald, by Debra Jopson. October 13 2009. PRESERVING the farms on Sydney’s fringe in the name of agricultural self-sufficiency will cripple the city’s growth, putting extra pressure on renters and home [...]

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    Introducing the Contested Landscapes blog

    The Contested Landscapes blog complements and supports the collaboration between the NCEPH-Fenner School-CSIRO team at ANU Art Forum subject “Western Sydney’s contested landscape: food systems and health“. This subject aims to: provide evidence for inter-sectoral policy and action to increase the resilience of Australian urban environments to climate change and to improve population health through [...]