Conflict and Change in Australia's Peri-Urban Landscapes

Conflict and Change in Australia's Peri-Urban Landscapes

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In an era of rapid urbanization, peri-urban areas are emerging as the fastest-growing regions in many countries. Generally considered as the space extending one hundred kilometres from the city fringe, peri-urban areas are contested and subject to a wide range of uses such as residential development, productive farming, water catchments, forestry, mineral and stone extraction and tourism and recreation. Whilst the peri-urban space is valued for offering a unique ambiance and lifestyle, it is often highly vulnerable to bushfire and loss of biodiversity and vegetation along with threats to farming and food security in highly productive areas. Drawing together leading researchers and practitioners, this volume provides an interdisciplinary contribution to our knowledge and understanding of how peri-urban areas are being shaped in Australia through a focus on four overarching themes: Peri-urban Conceptualizations; Governance and Planning; Land Use and Food Production; and Solutions and Representations. Whilst the case studies focus on Australia, they advance a variety of tools useful in discerning processes and impacts of peri-urban change globally. Furthermore, the findings are instructive of the issues and tensions commonly encountered in rapidly urbanizing peri-urban areas throughout the world, from landscape valuation and biosecurity concerns to functional adaptation and social change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317162247
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Series: Urban Planning and Environment
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Melissa Kennedy is a doctoral student and research assistant in the Community Planning and Development Program at La Trobe University, Australia. Her research interests focus on the creative economy in rural and peri-urban communities.

Andrew Butt is a Senior Lecturer in the Community Planning and Development Program at La Trobe University, Australia. His research and teaching has a focus on planning practice and community change in peri-urban and multifunctional rural regions in Australia.

Marco Amati is an Associate Professor at RMIT University's School of Global, Urban and Social Sciences, Australia. His interests include the urban forest and green spaces and the history of planning.

Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

List of Tables x

Notes on Contributors xi

Foreword Trevor Budge xvi

Acknowledgement xviii

1 Peri-Urbanization: 'Beyond the Edge' or a Window into the Future? Andrew Butt Melissa Kennedy Marco Amati 1

Part I Placing the Peri-Urban in Australia 5

2 Amenity, Landscape and Forms of Peri-Urbanization around Melbourne, Australia Andrew Bute Bill Fish 7

3 From Multi-Functional to Value-Fusion: Environmental Values in the Peri-Urban Landscape Angela Wardell-Johnson 28

4 Adaptability in Provision of Professional Services in Peri-Urban Spaces: The Case of Veterinary Work Edgar Burns 50

5 The 'Online' Peri-Urban: Understanding Local Government Websites in Victoria and New South Wales Marco Amati Robert Freestone Amy Lanfranchi 68

Part II Planning in the Neglected Space 89

6 Environmental Objectives of Local Planning in Peri-Urban Landscapes: Neglected Values, Contested Outcomes Albert Llausas Ruth Bellin Michael Buxton Melissa Neave 91

7 Integrating Regional Settlement with Rural Land Protection: Scenarios for Peri-Urban Planning for Melbourne Michael Buxton Kath Phelan Bill Fish 115

8 It's All About Growth: Peri-Urban Planning in 'The Bush' Paul McFarland 131

9 Governance, Property Rights and Planning in Peri-Urban Areas: Greater Sydney Case Study Peter Williams 148

Part III Land, Food and Contested Natures 165

10 Frankenstein's Chicken: Understanding Local Opposition to Broiler Farms Elizabeth Taylor 167

11 Highlighting the Complexity of Interactions between Peri-Urban Environments and Weed Management Using Case Studies from Southern Victoria David McLaren Greg Lefoe Fiona Ede Tony Dugdall Jackie Steel Raelene Kwong John Weiss Franz Mahr Daniel Clements Irevor Hunt 189

12 Peri-Urban Environments: The X-Factor for Plant Pests and Diseases David Williams Jacqueline Edwards Greg Lefoe Brendan Rodoni Alan Yen 204

13 Beyond Governance of Food Systems: Planning for Resilience in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia Christine Slade Angela Wardell-Johnson 221

Part IV Solutions to Discord 241

14 Voices in the Messy Agriscape: New Potential for the Peri-Urban Angela Castles 243

15 The Challenge of Being Heard: Understanding Wadawurrung Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity David Jones Darryl Low Choy Philip Clarke Silvia Serrao-Neumann Robert Hales Olivia Koschade 260

Index 281

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