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Working with community groups in managing the cultural landscape

Thomas, Glenn S. (1996) Working with community groups in managing the cultural landscape. Landscape Australia, 18(3), pp. 216-222.

Abstract

This paper draws on recent postgraduate landscape architecture student work at QUT. It involved a variety of townscape design studies which dealt with three dilemmas: managing the conflict in lifestyle expectations between established and immigrant populations in country towns being overtaken by urban expansion; dealing with the impact of increased urbanisation on the layers of the cultural landscape; and ameliorating conflicts between the motor vehicle and other social functions of urban environments. The programs required working directly with community representatives including elected and salaried members of the local authority and diverse organisations and interest groups. These programs provide a challenging learning experience; assist in educating and empowering community groups to make more informed decisions; and increase awareness of the relevance of the design professions.

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ID Code: 8418
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: gs.thomas@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Community, change, cultural values, design
ISSN: 0310-9011
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Change (160805)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 The Author
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:42

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