Territory Stories

Whose City Is It? : A Thinking Tour of Darwin

Details:

Title

Whose City Is It? : A Thinking Tour of Darwin

Creator

Carson, Dean B; Schmallegger, Doris A; Campbell, Suzanne; Martel, Catherine C

Editor

Carson, Dean B; Schmallegger, Doris A; Campbell, Suzanne; Martel, Catherine C

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2010

Description

Darwin has unique historic, political, economic, demographic, and sociocultural characteristics that have made the capital of the Northern Territory a fascinating but sometimes challenging place to live. Darwin's population is projected to grow substantially over the next twenty or thirty years. Managing future growth will require a thorough understanding of the conditions that have shaped the economic, urban and social fabric of the city. This book aims to provide a thinking guide to Darwin to encourage locals and visitors alike to debate the various aspects that determine the way the city is functioning as a place to live, work, invest or visit. The book will reports on a variety of information and perspectives, including formal research and informal accounts of personal experiences provided by guest commentators in leading positions within Darwin society. The book takes the reader on a tour through Darwin and its immediate surroundings. The tour stops at particular places of historic and contemporary interest along the way and critically reflects on the opportunities and challenges of a range of factors that create and influence urban and community space in Darwin. Topics examined include demographic trends, political governance, economic investment, planning, industrial development, Aboriginal interests, housing, transport, education, health services, employment, defence presence, tourism, entertainment, sports and recreation, and hinterland development. The Whose City is it? guide aims to help Darwin contextualise the opportunities and challenges it faces as it continues to grow.

Language

English

Subject

2002 - Cultural Studies; 1699 - Other Studies in Human Society; Northern Australia; Politics & Society

Publisher name

Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

x, 64 pages : colour illustrations, maps, portraits. ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9780980665062; 098066506X

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/756298

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/756298

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/799294; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/799295


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