Jong, U. M. de, 2004, Towards a holistic understanding of Melbourne’s people places: Federation Square, Birrarung Marr and Point Nepean National Park, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Jong, U. M. de
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : This paper examines the untold richness the city of Melbourne has “to inspire the making of new places with extraordinary qualities and significance” (Spirn, 1998: 8). In Melbourne we are extremely fortunate to have a new city square – Federation Square, a new city park – Birrarung Marr, adjoining Federation Square, and to have instigated the development of a new National Park at Point Nepean, within 100km of the CBD. These ‘people places’ are vital restorative places, physically, spiritually and culturally. The concept ‘sense of place’ will “help stimulate reflection about the nature of both cultural and physical context” (Seddon, 1997: 141-2) in order to understand and evaluate the experiences offered by each of these places in their multi-faceted, constantly-changing relationships with context, history and culture.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: federation square, birrarung marr, point nepean national park, melbourne, sense of place, landscape architecture. [paper 6p.]