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Social Planning for Mall Redevelopment: an Australian case-study


White, RD and Sutton, A, Social Planning for Mall Redevelopment: an Australian case-study, Local Environment, 6, (1) pp. 65-80. ISSN 1354-9839 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/13549830120024251


This paper provides a case study of recent work undertaken in Melbourne relating to a mall re-development project. It begins by discussing the nature of shopping centres as sites of consumption and non-commercial social activities. It then describes planning and development strategies that provide innovative and socially progressive interventions in regard to the social, physical and regulatory environments of public malls. The importance of seeing such sites as 'community spaces', of promoting activities on the basis of social inclusion, of creating a safe, convivial atmosphere, and of establishing low-key friendly sorts of mall management, are highlighted.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Urban planning
UTAS Author:White, RD (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:21196
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-07-29

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