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

Chapter


Abstract


  • Australia is a suburban nation. An estimated 77 per cent of the population

    of the 16 largest cities live in suburban neighbourhoods and 78 per cent of

    population growth 2006-2011 occurred in suburban locations (Gordon et

    al. 2015). Fringe development continues at a rapid rate, despite decades

    of explicit consolidation policies (Burton 2015; Dodson 2010). Given its

    continued importance, exploring how fringe suburban growth happens

    is vital to understanding how contemporary Australian cities are being

    regenerated. Regeneration, as we understand it in this chapter, is not just the

    renewal of an individual site or broader existing built form, but rather the

    ongoing renewal of the entire urban form. Within this wider process of urban

    change, ongoing fringe deve1opment is important alongside regeneration

    processes happening in inner and middle-ring suburbs and landmark urban

    regeneration projects occurring on brownfie1d sites.

    In this chapter we explore urban regeneration in Australian cities through

    the lens of the transformation of suburban development. We draw on a

    case study of Huntlee, NSW, to highlight new trends in reshaping the urban

    fringe. As the chapter illustrates, contemporary suburban fringe development

    both connects with and departs from the ideals which drove suburban

    development in the twentieth century, to aspire towards more varied, better

    serviced and sustainable models. In this regard, it has much in common with

    regeneration in Australia's inner cities and middle-ring suburbs.

UOW Authors


  •   Ruming, Kristian J. (external author)
  •   Mee, Kathy (external author)
  •   McGuirk, Pauline
  •   Sweeney, Jill (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Ruming, K., Mee, K., McGuirk, P. & Sweeney, J. (2018). On the fringe of regeneration: what role for greenfield development and innovative urban futures?. In K. Ruming (Ed.), Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change (pp. 353-376). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472471635

Book Title


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

Start Page


  • 353

End Page


  • 376

Place Of Publication


  • Abingdon, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Australia is a suburban nation. An estimated 77 per cent of the population

    of the 16 largest cities live in suburban neighbourhoods and 78 per cent of

    population growth 2006-2011 occurred in suburban locations (Gordon et

    al. 2015). Fringe development continues at a rapid rate, despite decades

    of explicit consolidation policies (Burton 2015; Dodson 2010). Given its

    continued importance, exploring how fringe suburban growth happens

    is vital to understanding how contemporary Australian cities are being

    regenerated. Regeneration, as we understand it in this chapter, is not just the

    renewal of an individual site or broader existing built form, but rather the

    ongoing renewal of the entire urban form. Within this wider process of urban

    change, ongoing fringe deve1opment is important alongside regeneration

    processes happening in inner and middle-ring suburbs and landmark urban

    regeneration projects occurring on brownfie1d sites.

    In this chapter we explore urban regeneration in Australian cities through

    the lens of the transformation of suburban development. We draw on a

    case study of Huntlee, NSW, to highlight new trends in reshaping the urban

    fringe. As the chapter illustrates, contemporary suburban fringe development

    both connects with and departs from the ideals which drove suburban

    development in the twentieth century, to aspire towards more varied, better

    serviced and sustainable models. In this regard, it has much in common with

    regeneration in Australia's inner cities and middle-ring suburbs.

UOW Authors


  •   Ruming, Kristian J. (external author)
  •   Mee, Kathy (external author)
  •   McGuirk, Pauline
  •   Sweeney, Jill (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Ruming, K., Mee, K., McGuirk, P. & Sweeney, J. (2018). On the fringe of regeneration: what role for greenfield development and innovative urban futures?. In K. Ruming (Ed.), Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change (pp. 353-376). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472471635

Book Title


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

Start Page


  • 353

End Page


  • 376

Place Of Publication


  • Abingdon, United Kingdom