Castles, Anthony

James Cook University

Tony is a PhD candidate at James Cook University, Cairns. He has an interest in community arts & culture and abandoned & adapted architecture. Tony’s research examines how the adaptive reuse of community spaces for arts and cultural purposes can conserve and build new social and aesthetic values, adding to their significance and helping conserve a region’s identity. Through qualitative and quantitative enquiry, the research aims to identify how to inform planners and developers, and develop a novel scale to inform decision making.


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    Introduction Over the past two decades the Cairns landscape has transformed from a remote tourist town beside the Great Barrier Reef to an international, tropical city with a new focus on culture and the arts. A number of important urban design projects have enabled this transformation, including key waterfront redevelopments, the addition of a large shopping mall and convention...Read more