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. 

chapter 1|23 pages

Urban regeneration and the Australian city

ByKristian Ruming

part I|84 pages

Planning and funding urban regeneration

chapter 2|24 pages

Metropolitan strategic plans

Establishing and delivering a vision for urban regeneration and renewal
ByKristian Ruming

chapter 3|23 pages

Urban regeneration and planning regulations

ByNicole Gurran, Peter Phibbs

chapter 4|20 pages

Funding large-scale brownfield regeneration projects

ByGlen Searle

chapter 5|15 pages

Experiencing density

The implications of strata titling for urban renewal in Australian cities
ByHazel Easthope, Bill Randolph

part II|137 pages

Inner-city regeneration

chapter 6|24 pages


Machiavellian megaproject or erosion of intent?
ByMike Harris

chapter 7|24 pages

Murky waters

The politics of Melbourne’s waterfront regeneration projects
ByKate Shaw

chapter 8|19 pages

Growth plans and growing pains in Brisbane’s sunbelt metropolis

ByPhil Heywood

chapter 9|26 pages

Transforming Perth

The evolution of urban regeneration in Perth, Western Australia, 1990–2016
ByPaul J. Maginn

chapter 10|23 pages

Pushing the boundaries of sustainable development

The case of Central Park, Sydney
ByStuart White, Andrea Turner, Justine Saint Hilaire

chapter 11|19 pages

Rethinking culture-led urban regeneration

The creative (re)assembling of inner-city Newcastle
ByNathalie Gentle, Pauline McGuirk

part III|149 pages

Middle-ring and suburban regeneration

chapter 12|19 pages

Greyfield regeneration

A precinct approach for urban renewal in the established suburbs of Australia’s cities
ByPeter Newton, Stephen Glackin

chapter 13|27 pages

Shopping centre-led regeneration

Middle-ring town centres and suburban regeneration
ByKristian Ruming, Kathy Mee, Pauline McGuirk, Jill Sweeney

chapter 14|16 pages

Incremental change with significant outcomes

Regenerating the suburbs through ‘knockdown rebuild’
BySimon Pinnegar, Robert Freestone, Ilan Wiesel

chapter 15|22 pages

Regenerating Australia’s public housing estates

ByHal Pawson, Simon Pinnegar

chapter 16|20 pages

Resisting regeneration

Community opposition and the politicisation of transport-led regeneration in Australian cities
ByCrystal Legacy, Elizabeth Taylor

chapter 17|24 pages

On the fringe of regeneration

What role for greenfield development and innovative urban futures?
ByKristian Ruming, Kathy Mee, Pauline McGuirk, Jill Sweeney