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Against the grain: public interests, the parklet, and the university


Jarman, N and Stratford, E, Against the grain: public interests, the parklet, and the university, Australian Planner pp. 1-25. ISSN 0729-3682 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Temporary/tactical or T/T urbanism is a global movement in urban design and planning encompassing small experimental interventions typically involving diverse actors in the conversion of under-utilised city spaces. Its outcomes include enhancing innovation, urban intensity, community engagement, place identity, and resilience but questions remain about the extent to which large organisations engaging in T/T urbanism are part of what seems to be an increasingly legitimised, even sanitised approach to what has been a disruptive element of urban design and planning. In Tasmania, studies of T/T urbanism are limited. The qualitative research reported here addresses that gap and analyses street interviews and participantsí opinions about a temporary parklet proposed by the University of Tasmania in the Hobart central business district. Analysed thematically, those views and additional insights from the literature suggest it is possible for a large organisation to engage local communities and serve public interests using T/T urbanism initiatives but that the outcomes are not guaranteed.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:community engagement, COVID-19, place identity, Tasmania, T/T urbanism, temporary urbanism, tactical urbanism, urban design
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Cultural geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Jarman, N (Mr Nicholas Jarman)
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:155672
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2023-03-06
Last Modified:2023-03-06

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