Corners, squares and urban identities: perceptions, attitudes and values

de Jong, Ursula 2001, Corners, squares and urban identities: perceptions, attitudes and values, Kerb : journal of landscape architecture, vol. 10, pp. 1-12.

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Title Corners, squares and urban identities: perceptions, attitudes and values
Author(s) de Jong, Ursula
Journal name Kerb : journal of landscape architecture
Volume number 10
Start page 1
End page 12
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1324-8049
Summary In February 2000, the new Victorian Labor Government announced that they were removing the western shard from Lab Architecture Studio's winning Melbourne Federation Square design. then under construction. The specific 'contested terrain' at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street Walk. Melbourne, allows the exploration of the politics of place construction over time, through an examination of Young and Jackson's Hotel [1861]. St Paul's Cathedral [1886). Flinders Street Station [1912]. the Westin Hotel [1999) and Federation Square. This site brings together architectural and social history, questions public space and identity, and looks at Melburnian's perceptions, attitudes and values. It further demonstrates that the fragmentation of the professions, and fragmentary histories. lead to the preservation of 'bits' of architecture and the destruction of the urban/landscape context, jeopardizing the Identity of place.
Language eng
Field of Research 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001291

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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