Place-making or place-masking? The everyday political economy of “making place”

Fincher, Ruth, Pardy, Maree and Shaw, Kate 2016, Place-making or place-masking? The everyday political economy of “making place”, Planning theory and practice, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 516-536, doi: 10.1080/14649357.2016.1217344.

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Title Place-making or place-masking? The everyday political economy of “making place”
Author(s) Fincher, Ruth
Pardy, MareeORCID iD for Pardy, Maree
Shaw, Kate
Journal name Planning theory and practice
Volume number 17
Issue number 4
Start page 516
End page 536
Total pages 21
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1464-9357
Keyword(s) place-making
social equity
urban renewal
Summary As redevelopment and gentrification strategies globally continue to be aimed at attracting wealthier residents and consumers in an effort to drive economic growth, concerns for and interventions in the interests of social equity appear decreasingly relevant. Government, private sector and community organisations have of course worked together in different times and places to implement programs that are more rather than less inclusive – the variations always depending on the spatial politics of the context. This paper examines contemporary discourses and practices of place-making in Melbourne, and asks whether ways of thinking about urban redevelopment as place-making in this time and place are likely to enable the inclusion of social equity in these urban “improvements”.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14649357.2016.1217344
Field of Research 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
1205 Urban And Regional Planning
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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