An investigation into the potential benefit/value of Ipswich CBD residential revitalisation

King, Matthew (2016) An investigation into the potential benefit/value of Ipswich CBD residential revitalisation. [USQ Project]

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CBD revitalisation strategies have been successfully implemented on a worldwide scale for many decades. Common CBD revitalisation techniques often include, maintaining high density levels, emphasizing the importance of historic preservation, being sure not to suburbanise the CBD by creating strict design control measures, and highlighting the importance of street activity by creating a pedestrian friendly urban environment (Ferguson, 2004). However, revitalisation projects are often undertaken by public developers or given to private developers with hefty government funded incentives. Government funded development generally occurs only in public domains, for example the Icon project in Ipswich CBD.

This raises the question: 'Can residential revitalisation in decaying city centres be just as beneficial/valuable as large government funded revitalisation projects?' 'Will small scale residential revitalisation be an effective strategy in contributing to CBD sustainability?'

The aim of this dissertation is to investigate the potential benefit/value of a revitalisation to residential properties in Ipswich CBD. By undertaking an Ipswich community survey, public/private developer survey and grading appraisal of 10 potential development sites, the research hopes to uncover the potential for residential development in Ipswich CBD.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Construction (Honours) Major Construction Management project
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Supervisors: Tilley, Paul
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 22:37
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: CBD residential revitalisation; Ipswich; pedestrian friendly; suburbanise
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31429

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