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Australian Urban Planning: New Challenges, New Agendas

By: B Gleeson and N Low

273 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

Allen & Unwin

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #117017 | ISBN: 1865082384
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Australian urban planning is struggling to deal with a number of challenges. These include a range of internal impasses that have confronted the planning profession as well as an increasingly hostile external political context. One sign of the many dilemmas facing Australian planning is that there is now little popular appreciation of the need for spatial regulation in Australian cities. There is also evidence that elements of the planning profession itself exhibit little consciousness about the nature and purpose of their own role in the urban land economy. This text seeks to address this broad policy dilemma by presenting a case for planning that draws upon a close appreciation of the Australian policy context, and upon the many new critical perspectives that have emerged to challenge traditional planning practice. The authors explain the historical purpose of planning in Australia, the nature of the changes which have re-shaped and threatened this rationale, and the outline for a revitalized governance of Australian cities.


AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsResearching urban policy1 Introduction: New challenges for planning PART ONE: AUSTRALIA'S CHANGING CITIES AND THEIR PLANNING2 Planning values and 'The Australia Settlement'3 Unsettling Australia: New forms of urban identity4 Changing urban governance I: Social Democratic Managerialism5 Changing urban governance II: Corporate LiberalismPART TWO: THE FORCES FOR CHANGE6 Cities for sale: Urban political-economy7 Democratising planning: Radical cultural critiques8 Greening planning? Environmental perspectives9 Let the market decide! From managerialism to neoliberalism10 The impacts on planning thought and practicePART THREE: NEW AGENDAS FOR PLANNING11 Revaluing planning12 Better planning: From policy to actionBibliographyIndex

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