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Whose City Is It? A Thinking Tour of Darwin

Carson, Dean B., Schmallegger, Doris A., Campbell, Suzanne and Martel, Catherine C. Ed. (2010). Whose City Is It? A Thinking Tour of Darwin. Darwin, N.T.: Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press).

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Title Whose City Is It? A Thinking Tour of Darwin
Place of Publication Darwin, N.T.
Publisher Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)
Publication Year 2010
ISBN 9780980665062   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Editor Carson, Dean B.
Schmallegger, Doris A.
Campbell, Suzanne
Martel, Catherine C.
Total Pages 74
Language English
Field of Research 2002 - Cultural Studies
1699 - Other Studies in Human Society
Abstract 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.
Keyword Northern Australia
Politics and Society
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