The historical rise and fall of community facility provision standards in the metropolitan planning of Melbourne

Engels, B 2018, 'The historical rise and fall of community facility provision standards in the metropolitan planning of Melbourne', Planning Perspectives, vol. 33, pp. 1-32.


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Title The historical rise and fall of community facility provision standards in the metropolitan planning of Melbourne
Author(s) Engels, B
Year 2018
Journal name Planning Perspectives
Volume number 33
Start page 1
End page 32
Total pages 32
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Underpinning strategic metropolitan planning is a host of planning standards that deal with the design and regulation of the built environment. This paper is particularly interested in identifying to what extent planning standards dealing with the provision of public open space had been used in strategic metropolitan plans for the city of Melbourne, Australia. Using a historical perspective, this paper traces the historical adoption and adaption of community facility delivery standards over a 100-year period, via the analysis of several metropolitan plans of Melbourne. Their initial adoption and then progressive demise is attributed to a variety of factors including shifts in planning practise, regional politics and the fluctuating economic fortunes of Melbourne since the mid-1970s. This city-specific example is considered to be unique not only because it captures the shifts that had taken place in the metropolitan planning of Melbourne but it also focuses upon the provision of community facilities which remains a much neglected feature of historic metropolitan strategic planning.
Subject Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture)
Keyword(s) community facility
Melbourne
public open space
Standards
strategic metropolitan planning
DOI - identifier 10.1080/02665433.2018.1423637
Copyright notice © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN 0266-5433
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