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Greening the Greyfields

New Models for Regenerating the Middle Suburbs of Low-Density Cities

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  • Draws on a 10-year research program that created a new model of urban redevelopment

  • Brings together allied areas of urban study into one comprehensive text

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About this book

This open access book outlines new concepts, development models, governance and implementation processes capable of addressing the challenges of transformative urban regeneration of cities at precinct scale.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

    Peter W. Newton, Stephen Glackin

  • Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

    Peter W.G. Newman

  • Department of Strategic Sustainable Development, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden

    Giles Thomson

About the authors

Peter Newton is a Research Professor in Sustainable Urbanism at Swinburne University’s Centre for Urban Transitions.

Peter W.G. Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Peter is an academic who has written 20 books and over 340 papers on sustainable cities.

Dr Stephen Glackin is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University in Melbourne and is currently investigating the factors required for sustainable urban transformation.

Dr Giles Thomson is an urban planner and researcher who has worked on large scale urban planning projects in the UK, China and Australia. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Greening the Greyfields

  • Book Subtitle: New Models for Regenerating the Middle Suburbs of Low-Density Cities

  • Authors: Peter W. Newton, Peter W.G. Newman, Stephen Glackin, Giles Thomson

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-6237-9Published: 24 November 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-6240-9Published: 24 November 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-6238-6Published: 23 November 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 192

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns), Landscape Architecture, Human Geography

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