Selective Memories, Sanitised Futures: Constructing Visions of Future Place in Inner Sydney

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Title Selective Memories, Sanitised Futures: Constructing Visions of Future Place in Inner Sydney
Author Searle, Glen; Byrne, Jason Antony
Journal Name Urban Policy and Research
Editor John T. Jackson
Year Published 2002
Place of publication Milton Park, Abington, Oxfordshire, UK
Publisher Carfax Publishing
Abstract The contemporary remaking of inner city Pyrmont–Ultimo in Sydney is analysed in terms of the visions of planners, developers, politicians and residents. Developers and government agencies selectively remembered the blue-collar history of this place in their place marketing efforts. These 'memories' were sanitised to make them more appealing to contemporary lifestyle-oriented residential markets. The need to sanitise and repackage particular urban places can be regarded, following Bourdieu, as a strategy of the eld of planners and developers, as they struggle to gain ascendency in the game of land and property development. Their 'feel for the game', it is argued, is re ective of a 'planning habitus'.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 20
Issue Number 1
Page from 7
Page to 25
ISSN 0811-1146
Date Accessioned 2006-07-14
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program; Environmental Futures Research Institute
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Social and Cultural Geography; PRE2009-Urban and Regional Studies
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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