"Place-Based Sustainable Urban Renewal: A case study of the Tuggeranong District and Town Centre, ACT"
This report is the culmination of a research collaboration between Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) at the University of Canberra and the Environment and Planning Directorate of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government examining revitalisation and retrofitting in low density suburbs.
The Tuggeranong District (or ‘Tuggeranong Valley’ as it is locally known) in the south of Canberra was selected as a case study due to several key characteristics including population size, prevalence of low density residential housing and an aging built environment. These characteristics of the Tuggeranong District bear similarities with the sprawl of many middle suburbs of larger cities in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
It is argued that these greyfields sites are often prime opportunities for city planning to undertake more mixed use, varied density, and other infill activities in order to revitalise and retrofit places.