Dunedin’s Post Industrial Response
This study is grounded in the context of how Western cities have transitioned from the industrial era to the post-industrial era, and will specifically investigate how Dunedin in New Zealand has responded to these changes. The aim of the research is to investigate the overall success, or otherwise, of Dunedin’s transition. There is little literature or research on smaller cities which were not greatly affected by the post-industrialisation or did not make huge gains from the opportunities presented in the post-industrial era. This study is about one such city, namely the city of Dunedin. The qualitative methodology applied to this research was based firstly on a review of relevant literature and historical documents, and secondly on the use of key informant interviews with key opinion leaders in Dunedin, who come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including planning, real-estate, education, community organisations and local history. In addition, the key informants were selected in an attempt to seek opinions of individuals who could be considered proxies for the wider sector. This research will add to the body of literature surrounding the post-industrial era, and it will also serve as a practical guide for future decision making.
Advisor: Nel, Etienne
Degree Name: Master of Planning
Degree Discipline: Geography
Publisher: University of Otago
Keywords: Dunedin "Post Industrial"
Research Type: Thesis