Town Planning for Australia: George Taylor
George Taylor’s Town Planning for Australia was the first dedicated book on the subject of urban planning published in Australia. Journalistic and ideological in style, it sets out a robust vision for a specifically Australian approach to planning and development of towns in a young country.
Taylor was a controversial figure, a political activist and publisher who brought the NSW Town Planning Association into existence and played a key role in promoting planning into the 1920s. His wife Florence Taylor was the first female qualified architect and trained engineer in Australia, and also an important figure in the history of planning and publishing in Australia.