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Type: Journal article
Title: Re-imagining city waterfronts: A comparative analysis of governing renewal in Adelaide, Darwin and Melbourne
Author: Oakley, S.
Citation: Urban Policy and Research, 2011; 29(3):221-238
Publisher: Carfax Publishing
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0811-1146
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Susan Oakley
Abstract: Urban waterfront regeneration is one of the largest changes to the structure of Australian and many world cities over the last two decades. There is no comparative research which evaluates their governing with particular attention to the relationship and responsibility of quasi-public agencies and local government. This study advances the competitive-city paradigm from a focus on global cities to an examination of inter-city urban competition between differently located cities in the urban hierarchy by comparing waterfront renewal projects located in Adelaide, Darwin and Melbourne. Through interview, policy and document analysis, the article offers preliminary insights on current and emergent governance arrangements involved in urban waterfront renewal. In an era of increasing inter-urban competition, the study reveals hybrid forms of urban governance are driving the planning and delivery of these three waterfront renewal projects. Further, there exists a 'knotty' tension between these models of urban governance and the capacity for meaningful consultation and participation between governments.
Keywords: Competitive-city paradigm
urban governance
Port Adelaide waterfront redevelopment
Melbourne Docklands
Darwin Waterfront
Rights: © 2011 Editorial Board.
DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2011.592133
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