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Urban Regeneration in Australia
Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change

Edited By

Kristian Ruming

ISBN 9781032401997
Published August 29, 2022 by Routledge
398 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Drawing together leading urban academics, this book provides the first detailed and cohesive exploration of contemporary urban regeneration in Australian cities. It explores the multiple aspects and processes of regeneration, including planning policy (strategic and regulatory), development financing, sustainability, remediation and transport.

The book puts forward a unique and innovative ‘scaled’ analysis of urban regeneration, which positions urban regeneration as more than just large-scale redevelopment projects. It examines the processes of urban change which occur outside inner suburbs, which contribute to regenerating the city as a whole. The book moves beyond the planning and economic considerations of the regeneration process to describe the social and cultural aspects of regeneration. In doing so, it focuses on the management of higher-density environments, culture as a trigger for regeneration, and community opposition to the regeneration process.

Urban Regeneration in Australia would benefit academics, students and professionals of urban geography and planning, as well as those with a particular interest in Australian urbanism.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Urban Regeneration and the Australian City

Kristian Ruming

Part One: Planning and Funding Urban Regeneration

Chapter 2 Metropolitan Strategic Plans: establishing and delivering a vision for urban regeneration and renewal

Kristian Ruming

Chapter 3 Urban Regeneration and Planning Regulations

Nicole Gurran and Peter Phibbs

Chapter 4 Funding Large Scale Brownfield Regeneration Projects

Glen Searle

Chapter 5 Experiencing Density: The implications of strata titling for urban renewal in Australian cities

Hazel Easthope and Bill Randolph

Part Two: Inner City Regeneration

Chapter 6 Barangaroo: Machiavellian megaproject or erosion of intent?

Mike Harris

Chapter 7 Murky waters: decision-making and accountability in Melbourne’s regeneration precincts

Kate Shaw

Chapter 8 Growth Plans and Growing Pains in Brisbane’s Sunbelt Metropolis

Phil Heywood

Chapter 9 Transforming Perth: The Evolution of Urban Regeneration in Perth, Western Australia, 1990-2016

Paul J. Maginn

Chapter10 Pushing the Boundaries of Sustainable Development: The Case of Central Park, Sydney

Stuart White, Andrea Turner and Justine Saint Hilaire

Chapter 11 Rethinking culture-led urban regeneration: The creative (re)assembling of inner-city Newcastle

Natalie Gentle and Pauline McGuirk

Part Three: Middle-ring and Suburban Regeneration

Chapter 12 Greyfield Regeneration: a Precinct Approach for Urban Renewal in the Established Suburbs of Australia’s Cities

Peter Newton and Stephen Glackin

Chapter 13 Shopping Centre-led regeneration: Middle-ring town centres and suburban regeneration

Kristian Ruming, Kathy Mee, Pauline McGuirk and Jill Sweeney

Chapter 14 Incremental change with significant outcomes: regenerating the suburbs through Knockdown Rebuild

Simon Pinnegar, Rob Freestone and Ilan Wiesel

Chapter 15 Regenerating Australia’s Public Housing Estates

Hal Pawson and Simon Pinnegar

Chapter 16 Resisting Regeneration: community opposition and the politicisation of transport-led regeneration in Australian cities

Crystal Legacy and Elizabeth Taylor

Chapter 17 On the fringe of regeneration: what role for greenfield development and innovative urban futures?

Kristian Ruming, Kathy Mee, Pauline McGuirk and Jill Sweeney

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Kristian Ruming is Associate Professor of Urban Geography at the Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University, Australia. His main research interests include urban regeneration and renewal, affordable and social-housing provision, urban governance, strategic planning, and planning system reform. Before joining Macquarie University, he was a research fellow at the City Future Research Centre, University of  New South Wales, Australia.