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Title Conflict and change in Australia's peri-urban landscapes / edited by Melissa Kennedy, Andrew Butt and Marco Amati.

Published Abingdon, Oxon ; Burlington, VT : Routledge, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  307.760994 CONF    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 287 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Urban planning and environment
Urban planning and environment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1.Peri-Urbanization: ̀Beyond the Edge' or a Window into the Future? / Marco Amati -- pt. I Placing the Peri-Urban in Australia -- 2.Amenity, Landscape and Forms of Peri-Urbanization around Melbourne, Australia / Bill Fish -- 3.From Multi-Functional to Value-Fusion: Environmental Values in the Peri-Urban Landscape / Angela Wardell-Johnson -- 4.Adaptability in Provision of Professional Services in Peri-Urban Spaces: The Case of Veterinary Work / Edgar Burns -- 5.The ̀Online' Peri-Urban: Understanding Local Government Websites in Victoria and New South Wales / Amy Lanfranchi -- pt. II Planning in the Neglected Space -- 6.Environmental Objectives of Local Planning in Peri-Urban Landscapes: Neglected Values, Contested Outcomes / Melissa Neave -- 7.Integrating Regional Settlement with Rural Land Protection: Scenarios for Peri-Urban Planning for Melbourne / Bill Fish -- 8.It's All About Growth: Peri-Urban Planning in ̀The Bush' / Paul Mcfarland --.
Contents note continued: 9.Governance, Property Rights and Planning in Peri-Urban Areas: Greater Sydney Case Study / Peter Williams -- pt. III Land, Food and Contested Natures -- 10.Frankenstein's Chicken: Understanding Local Opposition to Broiler Farms / Elizabeth Taylor -- 11.Highlighting the Complexity of Interactions between Peri-Urban Environments and Weed Management Using Case Studies from Southern Victoria / Trevor Hunt -- 12.Peri-Urban Environments: The X-Factor for Plant Pests and Diseases / Alan Yen -- 13.Beyond Governance of Food Systems: Planning for Resilience in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia / Angela Wardell-Johnson -- pt. IV Solutions to Discord -- 14.Voices in the Messy Agriscape: New Potential for the Peri-Urban / Angela Castles -- 15.The Challenge of Being Heard: Understanding Wadawurrung Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity / Olivia Koschade.
Summary In an era of rapid urbanization, peri-urban areas are emerging as the fastest-growing regions in many countries. Generally considered as the space extending one hundred kilometres from the city fringe, peri-urban areas are contested and subject to a wide range of uses such as residential development, productive farming, water catchments, forestry, mineral and stone extraction and tourism and recreation. Whilst the peri-urban space is valued for offering a unique ambiance and lifestyle, it is often highly vulnerable to bushfire and loss of biodiversity and vegetation along with threats to farming and food security in highly productive areas. Drawing together leading researchers and practitioners, this volume provides an interdisciplinary contribution to our knowledge and understanding of how peri-urban areas are being shaped in Australia through a focus on four overarching themes: Peri-urban Conceptualizations; Governance and Planning; Land Use and Food Production; and Solutions and Representations. Whilst the case studies focus on Australia, they advance a variety of tools useful in discerning processes and impacts of peri-urban change globally. Furthermore, the findings are instructive of the issues and tensions commonly encountered in rapidly urbanizing peri-urban areas throughout the world, from landscape valuation and biosecurity concerns to functional adaptation and social change.
History notes Marco Amati is an Associate Professor in International Planning ; Michael Buxton is a professor of Environment and Planning at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies ; Melissa Neave is Senior Lecturer of Design and Social context at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies ; Kath Phelan is a researcher ; Elizabeth Taylor is a researcher.
Other author Kennedy, Melissa, 1984- editor.
Butt, Andrew, editor.
Amati, Marco, 1975- editor.
Subject Wildland-urban interface -- Australia.
Urbanization -- Australia.
Rural development -- Australia.
City planning -- Australia.
ISBN 9781472466853 (hardback)
1472466853 (hardback)