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Aesthetic control in inner city area planning : what are aesthetic guidelines for development, and what, as a result, is being built? : an exploration into aesthetic control practice, implementation and problems in Battery Point

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Hawkes, D. L.(Danielle L.) (1999) Aesthetic control in inner city area planning : what are aesthetic guidelines for development, and what, as a result, is being built? : an exploration into aesthetic control practice, implementation and problems in Battery Point. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The aim of this professional project is to explore the built results of aesthetic control
application, particularly in Battery Point in Hobart, and to develop an understanding of why
problems, particularly historical mimicry, occur as a result of aesthetic control application.
The professional project will review aesthetic control in the Battery Point Planning Scheme
1979 and include a case study of developments in Battery Point. The results from the case
study will be used to develop and discuss an alternative approach for the implementation of
aesthetic and design guidance for Battery Point.
The initial expectation when beginning research for this professional project was that
historical mimicry occurring in Battery Point can be directly attributed to aesthetic control
application.
The view that historical mimicry (as well as mediocre and 'bland' architecture) is being
caused by aesthetic control is common throughout planning and especially architectural
ideology and literature.
Ultimately, this professional project aims to develop evidence that indicates aesthetic control
is not the sole contributor in the development of historical mimicry.
While this professional project has been researched and written to the best of the authors
ability, it must be recognised that there were several limitations associated with the study and
research of this professional project; -
• The subjective nature of the project topic; and • The lack of any published material available on the project topic in an Australian and
(especially) Tasmanian context.
In the context of Tasmania, it is perhaps questionable to implement a planning tool such as
aesthetic control that has no local examples or background theory to follow on from and
determine how the tool can be best implemented into operational means, what consequences
may follow and how effective the tool is likely to be in attaining the specific objectives
behind its implementation.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: City planning
Copyright Holders: The Author
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Copyright 1999 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright
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Thesis ( MTP )--University of Tasmania, 1999. Includes bibliographical references

Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 02:40
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:54
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