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Inner-Urban Sustainability: A Case Study Of The South Brisbane Peninsula, Daniel O'Hare Nov 2003

Inner-Urban Sustainability: A Case Study Of The South Brisbane Peninsula, Daniel O'Hare

Daniel O'Hare

The combination of elements and conditions in inner-urban areas may be argued to constitute established patterns of urban sustainability. This paper develops the argument through a case study of the South Brisbane peninsula, one of Queensland’s oldest and densest inner-urban areas. For the purposes of the paper, urban sustainability is defined in the context of urban design and development. This definition highlights the interrelationship between urban form and structure, and the social and economic life of the city. The paper argues that South Brisbane demonstrates significant characteristics of ‘triple bottom line’ environmental, social and economic sustainability in a subtropical ...