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Transformation of Sydney’s Industrial Historic Waterfront

The Production of Tourism for Consumption


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About this book


This book examines the impacts of tourism-led transformations on the industrial historical waterfront at Darling Harbour and The Rocks in Sydney, Australia in the context of urban restructuring and deindustrialisation. The book also offers an extended reflection on the paradoxes between tourism and heritage. This discussion is not a new concept. However, this book critically explores the significance of the industrial heritage assets of these areas and the implications of the transformation procedures. Although Darling Harbour and The Rocks have generally been considered success stories of transformation with mixed touristic, recreational, residential and commercial activities, this book examines and evaluates how industrial history and heritage values have been affected. It demonstrates that tourism/leisure-led developments create urban landscapes in which cultural identity and historical assets are sacrificed and/or reinvented.


industrial waterfronts heritage studies urban planning tourism studies urban transformation industrial heritage conservation tourism and gentrification tourism, culture and regeneration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.UTS Business SchoolUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

About the authors

Dr Ece Kaya conducts research at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is part of various projects in creative industries, the sharing economy and digital economy disciplines.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transformation of Sydney’s Industrial Historic Waterfront
  • Book Subtitle The Production of Tourism for Consumption
  • Authors Ece Kaya
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-9667-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-9670-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-9668-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 218
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cultural Heritage
    Human Geography
    Urban Studies/Sociology
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