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Accidental amenity

Raxworthy, Julian R. (2007) Accidental amenity. Landscape Architecture Australia, 115 - Aug, pp. 50-51.

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Abstract

Landscape in Australian multi-unit residential developments has passed through a number of phases. Can we make the successes more intentional than serendipitous? When did the block of flats become renamed "multi-unit residential"? Perhaps it coincided with a realization by Australians that medium - and high-density urban housing was neither an attack on the quarter-acre block nor a synonym for public housing. Higher densities allow people to participate in the city, and the expansion of unit-based housing represents Australians' growing love of cities for their urban and cosmopolitan values. As our attitude to the city has changed, so have the types of multi-unit residential stock changed - in their spatial qualities as well as their role in the landscape.

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ID Code: 27934
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: landscape architecture
ISSN: 1833-4814
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Architecture Media Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2009 08:55
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2011 19:26

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