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Cosmopolitan Heritage in a Multicultural Society: Ethnic Communities and the Built Environment in Australian Cities and Regional and Rural Areas

Funding: 2004: $15,000
2005: $30,000
2006: $30,000
2007: $15,000

Project Member(s): Collins, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Queensland Department of Premiers and Cabinet (Department of Premiers and Cabinet,Qld Government Partner Funds)
The National Trust of Australia (WA)
National Trust of Australia (NSW) (National Trust of NSW)
National Trust of South Australia

Start year: 2005

Summary: This project investigates the historical and contemporary contribution of minority ethnic communities to the built environment of Australian cities and towns. This is significant because this story of the impact of minority ethnic communities on the built environment has been ignored in the Australian immigration debate. The focus is on regional and rural areas as well as cities. Expected outcomes include: a stocktake of ethnic heritage; an insight into social aspects of the built environment; an understanding of how ethnic heritage relates to community relations; and an investigation into ethnic precincts and the links between ethnic heritage and increased tourism.

Keywords: ethnic heritage, ethnic precincts, rural and regional, community relations, social value, tourism,

FOR Codes: Ethnicity and multiculturalism, Preserving the built environment, Socio-cultural issues, Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare, Heritage and Cultural Conservation, Race and Ethnic Relations, Tourism Policy, Conserving the Historic Environment