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Jillong 2030 : mistakes, challenges & urban visions

Jones, David 2011, Jillong 2030 : mistakes, challenges & urban visions, in Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference, [Australian Sustainable Cities and Regions Network (ASCRN)], [Melbourne, Vic.], pp. 1-16.

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Title Jillong 2030 : mistakes, challenges & urban visions
Author(s) Jones, David
Conference name State of Australian Cities National Conference (2011 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 29 Nov. - 2 Dec. 2011
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series State of Australian Cities National Conference
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher [Australian Sustainable Cities and Regions Network (ASCRN)]
Place of publication [Melbourne, Vic.]
Keyword(s) urban design
regional development
urban regeneration
Summary Geelong has long been a second cousin to Melbourne economically and in development. Whilst historically wishing to capture the role as administrative capital of the new colony of Victoria, it missed out due to the entrepreneurism of Melbourne. Despite this, it embraced contemporary industrialism, particularly automotive, and built upon its port and wool export capacities. Politics, intransigence and lack of economic investment compounded the failure to create quality urban fabric and enable innovative planning. The last 50 years have witnessed attempts to re-chart a robust and co-ordinated urban framework and vision, aided by the former Geelong Regional Commission (GRC) and more recently the amalgamated City of Greater Geelong (CGG), resulting in varying successes and several failures. Urban design has repeatedly, and historically, surfaced as the catalyst for creative and successful growth in Geelong, or Jillong at the Wathaurong described the place. This paper considers the planning, urban design and environmental legacy of Geelong. It critiques its successes and failures, drawing out the salient issues and themes that underpin its opportunities and quality place-making adventures, and considers the key challenges it now faces. Importantly, it sets forth the six planning and design challenges it must confront in the next 10 years to create a robust, creative, healthy and environmentally liveable place, of which urban design regeneration surfaces as a core need, or the city will continue along its haphazard pathway without cohesion and purpose.
ISBN 9780646568058
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2011, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042323

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