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Shopping centre-led regeneration: Middle-ring town centres and suburban regeneration

Chapter


Abstract


  • Regeneration is conventionally associated with inner-city environments. However the ageing of middle-ring suburbs has encouraged a new round of activities aimed at suburban regeneration, including mixed-use retailled regeneration focused on a town centre (Randolph and Freestone 2008; Ruming et al. 2010; Newton 2010). Such strategies involve strengthening the town centre through master planning retail redevelopment, improvements to public transport and the public domain, and increasing the density of housing around the shopping centre and transport hub. In the Australian context, this overlaps with a thrust for polycentric cities (more recently Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘30-minute city’) driven by the use retail development as a lever for the formation or revitalisation of a town centre, creating financing vehicles for public infrastructure investment and public domain improvements, providing employment opportunities, increasing housing supply (including affordable housing), and transit oriented development (Chapter 2).

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Ruming, K., Mee, K., McGuirk, P., & Sweeney, J. (2016). Shopping centre-led regeneration: Middle-ring town centres and suburban regeneration. In Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change (pp. 269-294). doi:10.4324/9781315548722

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472471635

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046923981

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


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

Start Page


  • 269

End Page


  • 294

Abstract


  • Regeneration is conventionally associated with inner-city environments. However the ageing of middle-ring suburbs has encouraged a new round of activities aimed at suburban regeneration, including mixed-use retailled regeneration focused on a town centre (Randolph and Freestone 2008; Ruming et al. 2010; Newton 2010). Such strategies involve strengthening the town centre through master planning retail redevelopment, improvements to public transport and the public domain, and increasing the density of housing around the shopping centre and transport hub. In the Australian context, this overlaps with a thrust for polycentric cities (more recently Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘30-minute city’) driven by the use retail development as a lever for the formation or revitalisation of a town centre, creating financing vehicles for public infrastructure investment and public domain improvements, providing employment opportunities, increasing housing supply (including affordable housing), and transit oriented development (Chapter 2).

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Ruming, K., Mee, K., McGuirk, P., & Sweeney, J. (2016). Shopping centre-led regeneration: Middle-ring town centres and suburban regeneration. In Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change (pp. 269-294). doi:10.4324/9781315548722

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472471635

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046923981

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


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

Start Page


  • 269

End Page


  • 294