The lure of the local: community activism and place in Australia

de Jong, Ursula M., Fuller, Robert J., Gray, Fiona and Jones, David 2015, The lure of the local: community activism and place in Australia. In Wilson, Stacey-Ann (ed), Identity, culture and the politics of community development, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng., pp.81-98.

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Title The lure of the local: community activism and place in Australia
Author(s) de Jong, Ursula M.ORCID iD for de Jong, Ursula M.
Fuller, Robert J.
Gray, FionaORCID iD for Gray, Fiona
Jones, DavidORCID iD for Jones, David
Title of book Identity, culture and the politics of community development
Editor(s) Wilson, Stacey-Ann
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 6
Total chapters 11
Start page 81
End page 98
Total pages 18
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of Publication Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng.
Summary The intertwined relationship between the built and natural environments characterises and defines coastal towns, especially those with significant heritage values. Our research is located in the context of the “sea change” phenomenon, which is fundamentally changing the coastal towns of Australia. Barbara Norman, a past national president of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), summarised the current struggle occurring in many of Australia’s coastal regions when she wrote: “the Australian coastline is littered with exhausted communities battling to save the character and environment of their townships” (Norman, 2008). The Australian National Sea Change Taskforce was established in 2004, as a response to these wider community and professional concerns, and seeks “to ensure that coastal development is managed with a focus on the sustainability of coastal communities and the coastal environment” (Gurran et al., 2006) concluded that more detailed research is needed to develop new responses to coastal development, particularly in terms of promoting community wellbeing, strengthening social cohesion, avoiding socio-economic and socio-spatial polarisation and preserving sense of place.
ISBN 1443871206
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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