Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Australia: City of Sydney Urban Planning by Raymond Charles RauscherSustainable Neighbourhoods in Australia: City of Sydney Urban Planning by Raymond Charles Rauscher

Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Australia: City of Sydney Urban Planning

byRaymond Charles Rauscher, Salim Momtaz

Hardcover | May 6, 2015

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This book examines the planning and implementation of policies to create sustainable neighborhoods, using as a case study the City of Sydney. The authors ask whether many past planning and development practices were appropriate to the ways that communities then functioned, and what lessons we have learned. The aim is to illustrate the many variations within a city and from neighborhood to neighborhood regarding renewal (rehabilitation), redevelopment (replacement) and new development.

Case study examples of nine City of Sydney neighborhoods note the different histories of planning and development in each. Features of the studies include literature searches, field work (with photography), and analysis. The authors propose a set of sustainability principles which incorporate elements of the twenty seven principles of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

Part One explores sustainable urban planning, and the importance of planning tools that enable best planning outcomes for communities and investors. Common factors in the nine case study neighborhoods are renewal, redevelopment and development pressures affecting Sydney from the 1970s to 2014. Also discussed are the differing circumstances of planning faced by authorities, developers and communities in each of the study areas.

Part Two of the book is focused on the case study areas in City of Sydney East area: Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross. Part Three covers case study areas in Sydney's

Inner South area: Chippendale, Redfern and Waterloo District. Part Four surveys the Inner West suburb of Erskineville. Part Five looks at the City West area, including the Haymarket District and the Pyrmont and Ultimo District. Part Six concentrates on the North West area suburb of Glebe. Part Seven of the book looks at the growth area of South Sydney District, which includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield, Zetland and the new localities of Victoria Park and Green Square. The authors recount lessons learned and outline directions of planning for sustainable neighborhoods. Finally, the authors challenge readers to apply the lessons of these case studies to further advances in sustainable urban planning.

Raymond Charles RauscherI have always been interested in town planning, being born in Brooklyn, New York City (1943) and graduating from the City College of New York (Bachelor of Engineering, Civil 1966). I later completed a first part of a masters degree at the Univ of Michigan (research submission on Detroit entitled A Solution to th...
Title:Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Australia: City of Sydney Urban PlanningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:223 pagesPublished:May 6, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319175718

ISBN - 13:9783319175713

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Table of Contents

Part One: Sustainable Urban Planning and City of Sydney Neighbourhood Planning.- Chapter 1: Sustainable Urban Planning.- Chapter 2: City of Sydney Neighbourhood Planning.-Part Two: City of Sydney - City East Case Studies.- Chapter 3: Woolloomooloo - Redevelopment and Green Bans.- Chapter 4: Kings Cross - Neighbourhood Preservation in Tourist Precinct.-Part Three: City of Sydney - Inner South Case Studies.- Chapter 5: Chippendale - Village Revival in Face of Development.- Chapter 6: Redfern and Waterloo District - Public and Private Housing Balance.-Part Four: City of Sydney - Inner West Case Stud y.- Chapter 7: Erskineville - Redevelopment vs. Rehabilitation.-Part F ive : City of Sydney - City West Case Studies.- Chapter 8: Haymarket District - Neighbourhood and Precincts Expansion.- Chapter 9: Pyrmont and Ultimo District - Government Sponsored Redevelopment.-Part Six: City of Sydney - North West Case Study.- Chapter 10: Glebe - Building on Traditional Neighbourhoods.-Part Seven: City of Sydney - City South Case Study and Book Conclusions and Directions.- Chapter 11: South Sydney - City South Growth Centre.- Chapter 12: Conclusions and Directions for Sustainable Neighbourhood Planning.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is not only well presented but it is interesting for the thoroughness of content about the City of Sydney, all of which will assist readers to become very familiar with the city . . graphics and images in this book are very interesting and helpful, contributing well to the content. This book will be useful for understanding Sydney, Australia but also very useful to those considering to evalaute any other city around the world on a neighbourhood basis." (Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine,, June, 2015)