Retail form in Melbourne and Brisbane: A preliminary investigation into the differences between the two cities

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Title Retail form in Melbourne and Brisbane: A preliminary investigation into the differences between the two cities
Author Goodman, Robin; Coiacetto, Eddo John
Publication Title State of Australian Cities: National Conference Perth 09
Editor Maginn P., Jones R., and Haslam-Mackenzie F
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Bateman, WA
Publisher Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd
Abstract Retail facilities are a critical element of urban form often given insufficient consideration by the planning profession. While retail form has implications for matters such as consumer accessibility, quality of service and transport patterns and has been the subject of investigations overseas, there have been comparatively few investigations into the nature of retail form in Australia and the factors that shape that form. Elements to be considered include the spatial distribution, location and ownership of retailing as well as the diversity and number of shops. Using a variety of secondary documentary and other sources this paper seeks to examine retail form in Brisbane and Melbourne. Initial impressions suggest that Melbourne may have retained a greater number of traditional strip shopping centres, while Brisbane appears to have a greater number of corporately owned shopping malls. The research will aim to build a profile of each city’s retail form, within the limitations of available data, before attempting to suggest reasons for variation found in the development of retail in both cities. Later research will investigate the extent to which planning strategies, heritage protection or other forms of planning regulation may have shaped the retail landscape.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the authors.
ISBN 1-86308-156 9
Conference name State of Australian Cities: national conference perth 09
Location Perth
Date From 2009-11-24
Date To 2009-11-27
Date Accessioned 2009-12-07
Language en_US
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Built Environment and Design
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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