Book Chapter

A Squandered Inheritance

Soon-Tzu Speechley

Meanjin | Meanjin | Melbourne University Press | Published : 2021

Abstract

Far too often, heritage is framed as antithetical to progress, an obstacle to development in our cities. But perhaps it offers a way forward; a means by which we can tread more lightly on this earth; a tool for grappling with our past, warts and all; but most importantly, a means by which we can adapt this city for the future, while still offering spaces for memory and belonging grounded in our shared urban history.