Norrie, H and Englund, R and Stoklosa, T and Wells, D, Survival and revival of rural and regional towns, Proceedings of the Australian Regional Development Conference, 15-17 October 2014, Albury, Wodonga, pp. 89-105. ISBN 978-1-922232-21-2 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]
Tasmania is emblematic of a broader situation in regions across Australia; it has very low population and a very large area. With only four cities with more than 10,000 people, and many wider regions barely reaching this figure, there is a need to develop mechanisms to foster regional cooperation and community building, focussing on the development of infrastructure and industry to promote environmental and economic stability.
The Regional Urban Studies Laboratory (RUSL) within the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania explores differing ways of understanding regional resilience, examining projects that focus on regional complementarities and cooperation, rather than regional competitiveness. Recent collaborative research projects carried out between RUSL and local municipal councils in Meander Valley and Glamorgan Spring offer alternative ways of understanding the future of these regions, which provide models for regional thinking across Australia. These projects demonstrate the importance of regional strategic thinking that crosses municipal boundaries, evaluating the existing and historical conditions of settlements to speculate on new futures that address the revival and survival of small towns and regions.
|Item Type:||Refereed Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||regions, regional resilience, urban development|
|Research Division:||Built Environment and Design|
|Research Group:||Urban and regional planning|
|Research Field:||Regional analysis and development|
|Objective Group:||Construction planning|
|Objective Field:||Urban planning|
|UTAS Author:||Norrie, H (Dr Helen Norrie)|
|UTAS Author:||Englund, R (Miss Rachel Englund)|
|UTAS Author:||Stoklosa, T (Dr Stoklosa)|
|UTAS Author:||Wells, D (Ms Della Wells)|
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