Source: The Mercury, 5 October, 1996, p.33


Half and hearth is a city

The new residential projects at the
lower end of Hobart are part of an
Australia-wide reversal of the so
called "doughnut effect" by which
people and services - and, to some
extent, vitality - tended to desert
city centres and drift outwards into
the suburbs.

   In the past five years, at least
300% of new dwellings in the
capitals have been in high or
medium density developments
around the central and fringe city
areas from high-rise luxury
apartments to rebuilt terraces and
converted warehouses.


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