Nair, S., V. Clark & S. Milne, 2004, Making waves: artificial reefs and urban open space management in New Zealand, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Nair, S., V. Clark & S. Milne
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : Urban waterfronts are often the sites of intense battles over land-use planning. This contested terrain has attracted the attention of a growing number of social scientists, many of whom focus on the negative and/or positive impacts of ‘regenerated’ downtown waterfronts. Far less attention has been paid to the suburban neighbourhood that, in many ‘water-focused’ cities such as Auckland, is the site where residents experience the intimate connection between ‘home’, beach and associated open spaces. This paper examines resident perceptions of one such suburban, beach-focused development – a proposed artificial reef in the Auckland suburb of Orewa. The research reveals a range of perceptions on the positive and negative externalities associated with the proposed reef. The issues addressed are complex in nature and are shown to not always be dependent on the ‘local’/‘outsider’ status of respondents.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: beach,artificial reef, stakeholders, open space, conflict.