In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Fluid City traces the transformation of Melbourne’s urban waterfront during the period 1983 to 2004, as the city turned its face to the water and the world, re-inventing itself to attract new flows of global capital.
This is a story of a city becoming ‘unsettled’ as long-term experiences and practices were swept away in new flows of money, ideas, desires and designs. The image of the urban waterfront became increasingly important to economic strategy as comprehensive rational planning weakened and the boundaries dissolved between architecture and planning, culture and commerce, design and politics. Most important of all, a new set of relations emerged between public and private interests.
Fluid City is a story of opportunities and dangers, with lessons for Melbourne, as well as other cities in Australia and beyond. It portrays the fluid city in terms of intersecting flows of ‘desire’ – the desire for the amenities of place, for waterfront access and views, linked with desires for social identity, power and profit. And the book asks how we reconcile these ‘desires’ with public ‘interests’, in a context of flexible planning and political desires, to market a city in a global economy.
Fluid City is a story about Melbourne that is also a more general account of local struggles, global markets and the value of waterfront. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photos, Fluid City contains over 90 illustrations.