I'm interested to know opinions on the Parkland around the CBD. Since being here i've heard people say it's what makes Adelaide stand out from other cities but i've also heard an economic argument saying it is restricting growth of the city (and therefore employment and prosperity). I can see both sides to this but must admit to wondering whether it is ALL needed - there is an awful lot of it which hardly seems to be used (I mean even people walking on it). When I go to Melbourne I love what they have made of the area around the river - cafe's boutique shops etc. Sydney has Darling Harbour etc but Adelaide seems to be distinctly lacking the kind of thing that brings people to the city although maybe the Oval improvements might be the start of something?. Don't get me wrong, I love Adelaide and like the fact it's not like other cities, but i'm not certain we have the balance totally right at the moment.