Port Adelaide

Conference paper

The challenge to (re)plan the Melbourne docklands and Port Adelaide inner harbour: a research agenda for sustainable renewal of urban waterfronts

This paper provides a brief background to what drove renewal projects in the cities of Melbourne and Adelaide and their current status, the changing priorities of government, the shifting commercial environment and current challenges faced by those seeking to plan these new urban spaces.
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Perspectives on becoming new port: a discursive account of stakeholder opinions in the renaming of Port Adelaide

This paper draws upon ongoing research that has investigated the redevelopment of the Port Adelaide waterfront in South Australia. Developing previous research (see Rofe & Szili 2009), the authors contend that place names such as Port Adelaide may be so infused with negativity that attempts...
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The naming game: the politics of place names as tools for urban regenerative practice?

Stigmatised as Port Misery for over 150 years, the name of Port Adelaide and its adjacent suburbs are still infused with the meanings of their derelict past. This paper investigates the method employed by the Newport Quays development consortium in the revitalisation of the Port...
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Discourses of community in urban waterfront regeneration: the case study of the Port Adelaide waterfront redevelopment

Through a discursive analysis of interview and document material, this paper explores the extent to which ‘community’ is both imagined and re-imagined as an outcome of these distinct new urban forms. This is considered using the Port Adelaide waterfront as a case study.
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Global space or local place? The Port Adelaide waterfront redevelopment and entrepreneurial urban governance

The impending waterfront redevelopment of Port Adelaide is a local manifestation of a global phenomenon. Through a carefully managed place marketing process, the Port’s industrial landscape is to be reconceptualized as a future landscape of cosmopolitan consumption and professional occupancy.