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- DescriptionIn 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 kwledge 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.
- Author BiographyMelissa Kennedy is a doctoral student and research assistant in the Community Planning and Development Program at La Trobe University, Australia. Her research interests focus on the creative economy in rural and peri-urban communities. Andrew Butt is a Senior Lecturer in the Community Planning and Development Program at La Trobe University, Australia. His research and teaching has a focus on planning practice and community change in peri-urban and multifunctional rural regions in Australia. Marco Amati is an Associate Professor at RMIT University's School of Global, Urban and Social Sciences, Australia. His interests include the urban forest and green spaces and the history of planning.
- Author(s)Marco Amati,Melissa Kennedy,Mr. Andrew Butt
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication08/04/2016
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 26 b&w illustrations and 22 maps
- Weight566 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Series Edited byProfessor Donald Miller,Dr. Nicole Gurran
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