Obliterating History? The Transformation of Inner City Industrial Suburbs

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in all cities there are suburbs close to the heart of the city that have become degraded over time. The planned transformation of such areas has been a phenomenon of the de-industrialisation of cities in the 1980s and 1990s, much of which has occurred on the waterfront. A prime example is London's Docklands. Today in Australia each state capital boasts inner suburbs that have been transformed. Industrial wastelands of derelict buildings, shattered windows, and graffiti are no longer In their place are chic suburbs of designer homes and apartments for the well-to-do. This article focuses on East Perth as a case study of an inner city industrial suburb that has been transformed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-106
JournalAustralian Historical Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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