Geelong's Changing Landscape

The book Geelong’s Changing Landscape, which has been described as the most comprehensive investigation of the history of the development and planning of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, has now been published.

Working with publishers CSIRO, David Jones and Phillip Roös recently compiled and edited Geelong’s Changing Landscape, a 344 page publication that offers an insightful investigation of the ecological history of the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula region.

Commencing with the penetrating perspectives of Wadawurrung Elders, chapters explore colonisation and post-World War II industrial development through to the present challenges surrounding the ongoing urbanisation of this region.

In the Forward, former Deakin Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Jane den Hollander AO comments that the book “affirms the region’s rich legacy of innovation, from its Wadawurrung Aboriginal heritage to wool production and automotive manufacturing, to more recent innovations in advanced manufacturing and virtual reality.”

Expert contributors, many from and connected to the School of Architecture and Built Environment, bring both international perspectives and intense local knowledge of the region. They provide thoughtful analysis of the ecological and cultural characteristics of the landscape, the impact of past actions, and options for ethical future management of the region. This book will be of value to scientists, engineers, land use planners, environmentalists and historians.

About the Editors:

David S. Jones is Foundation Professor of Planning and Landscape Architecture at Deakin University. A student of McHarg, he has taught at the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, the University of Adelaide and University of Pennsylvania. His recent work includes incorporating Indigenous knowledge systems in tertiary built environment courses.

Phillip B. Roös is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture & Built Environment and Director of the Live+Smart Research Lab. His work spans across architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, environmental design, teaching and research, as well as writing and art.

Contributing Authors: 

Beau B Beza, Geoff Carr, Peter Dahlhaus, Yolanda Esteban, Murray Herron, Stephanie Ho, Louise Johnson, Gavin Keeney, Kate Kerkin, Kristen Kilpatrick, Stephen Murphy, Matt Novacevski, Owen O’Carroll, Uncle Byron Powell, John Rollo, David Rowe, Chris Smyth, Donna Squire (Photographer), Tandop David Tournier, Mark Trengrove, Dennis Williamson, Ross Wissing, Josh Zeunert.

Published by CSIRO Publishing and is now available via Geelong’s Changing Landscape. Ecology, Development and Conservation.