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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 development is important alongside regeneration processes happening in inner and middle-ring suburbs and landmark urban regeneration projects occurring on brownfield sites.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Ruming, K., Mee, K., McGuirk, P., & Sweeney, J. (2016). On the fringe of regeneration: What role for greenfield development and innovative urban futures?. In Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change (pp. 354-376). doi:10.4324/9781315548722

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472471635

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046918687

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


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

Start Page


  • 354

End Page


  • 376

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 development is important alongside regeneration processes happening in inner and middle-ring suburbs and landmark urban regeneration projects occurring on brownfield sites.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Ruming, K., Mee, K., McGuirk, P., & Sweeney, J. (2016). On the fringe of regeneration: What role for greenfield development and innovative urban futures?. In Urban Regeneration in Australia: Policies, Processes and Projects of Contemporary Urban Change (pp. 354-376). doi:10.4324/9781315548722

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472471635

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046918687

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


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

Start Page


  • 354

End Page


  • 376