Planned communities

Masterplanned estates

Conference paper

Aspirations of residents from culturally diverse backgrounds moving to MPEs in newly emerging suburbs

New residential land in the outer suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne is predominantly being developed in the form of Masterplanned Estates. These areas are becoming culturally diverse with a significant proportion of recently arrived migrants settling there. This paper investigates the aspirations of the residents of...
Journal article

Landscape loopholes: moments for change

Social-ecological systems are breaking down at local, regional, and global scales, and sustainability seems an increasingly distant aspiration. Social harmony and economic systems are connected to ecological systems and climate, in multiple complex ways, at many scales.
Conference paper

Master planned estates, living experience, and the experience economy

This paper explores engagement with the experience economy and understandings of the living experience by developers and residents of master planned estates.
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The role of discourse in the construction of place: a case study of master planned estates in the Lower Hunter Region

This paper presents a piece of research from a broader project that explores the processes involved in the creation of “successful” new suburban development. Part of this involves exploring the way relationships might be conceptualised, valued and practiced in master planned estates.
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Master planned community employment centres ...the 'wall flower' of business locations

Suburban employment centres established within a master planned community (MPC) are now becoming a common feature in these large scale developments. This paper will provide the contextual background of this issue by investigating the supply and demand requirements of firms and what Master Planned Community...
Conference paper

Community in private residential estates

In relation to the development of private residential estates (often termed ‘gated communities’) in metropolitan regions across Australia, community is seen to be a marketing device and anything but real. However this paper discusses a new version of urban community that pervades private residential estates.
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Master planned communities and governance

The objectives of this paper are to review governance frameworks and challenges for master planned communities at three critical stages of development: the visioning and planning stage, the implementation stage, and the completion stage.
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Building 'community' for different stages of life: physical and social infrastructure in master planned communities

The Work, Home and Community Study aims to explore these outcomes through analysis of qualitative and quantitative data gathered in ten communities across four Australian states. This paper reports findings from the first phase of qualitative data collection.
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Gated communities: the search for security

While confirming some of the long-held concerns expressed by urbanists about gated living, this paper also challenges aspects of these critiques. Findings from site visits and interviews with a range of stakeholders in gated communities around Sydney reveal that gated communities can be a positive...
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'Public' assets and the master planned estate

Increasingly property developers are offering housing estates that cater to those interested in particular lifestyle options. This paper explores the implications of this shift through investigation into some recent master planned estates in Victoria.
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Macquarie Links Estate: a gated residential suburb in Sydney

The emergence of gated residential spaces in Australian cities has begun to attract the attention of researchers, policy makers, governments and planners. This paper considers the desire and need for security, and the formation of community and the mechanism of community title in gated communities.
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Situating master-planned estates

This paper critically engages with these understandings of master-planned estates (MPEs) in the Australian context.
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Lakeside living: commodifying community in a master planned estate

This paper considers the implications of developers wishing to foster the formation of community and presents the proposition that one aspect of this involves the 'commodification of community'.
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Exclusive suburban 'villages': master planned estate development and socio-spatial polarisation in Western Sydney

The research presented here analysed the constructions of exclusivity for a master planned estate (Glenmore Park) and the extent to which the constructed identity for Glenmore Park resulted in socio-spatial polarisation within western Sydney.
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Growing old on the suburban fringe: master planned communities and planning for diversity

Discussing the needs and expectations of older residents for supportive community of place, in contrast to the needs and motivations of the property developer in ‘creating community’, this paper investigates the situation of older people who have moved to the post-traditional successor to the Australian...
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Sustainable Australia: containing travel in master planned estates

The following study examines the patterns and dynamics of movement in a selection of master planned estates in Australia.
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Paradise planned: socio-economic differentiation and the master planned community on Sydney’s urban fringe

Since the mid 1980s the character of residential development on Sydney’s urban fringe has become increasingly socially and economically differentiated from older more established outer ring suburbs.