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Planning Australia

Planning Australia
An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning


Susan Thompson, Peter Williams, Nancy Marshall, Robert Freestone, Peter Murphy, Ian Sinclair, Raymond Bunker, Paul Collits, Ed Wensing, Robert Zehner, Alexander Cuthbert, Robyn Conroy, Brendan Gleeson, Jodi Dong, Nicolas Low
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  • Date Published: October 2007
  • availability: Replaced by 9781107696242
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521612616


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  • This book is the first comprehensive Australian planning text to be written in over 30 years. It incorporates both theory and current practice, providing an overview of the discipline. It provides a comprehensive view of the major issues and principal activities which occupy planning practitioners today. Further, and most importantly, the conceptual framework of the text is underpinned by the tenets of sustainability and social equity, reflecting the breadth of the authors' planning expertise, theoretical positions and practice experience. The book defines and contextualizes planning in terms of its theoretical, ideological and professional foundations. The history of the discipline, its relationship to broader governance structures and its legislative framework are canvassed. Specific issues central to planning practice today are explored and discussed. Richly illustrated with current case study examples, Planning Australia will have broad appeal for those with an interest in planning - students, community groups, practitioners and the concerned citizen.

    • Comprehensive overview of urban and regional planning in Australia today
    • Bridges both contemporary theory and practice for those new to planning and/or wishing to get a better grasp of its breadth of coverage
    • Written in an accessible style with instructive case study examples throughout
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    • Date Published: October 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521612616
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 175 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • availability: Replaced by 9781107696242
  • Table of Contents

    Case studies
    Discussion points
    List of tables
    List of figures
    List of illustrations
    Table of statutes
    Introduction Susan Thompson
    Part I. Frameworks:
    1. What is planning? Susan Thompson
    2. Government, people and politics Peter Williams
    3. Planning as a profession Nancy Marshall
    4. A history of planning Robert Freestone
    5. Planning and the legislative framework Peter Williams
    Part II. Key Issues:
    6. The natural environment Peter Williams
    7. The metropolis Peter Murphy
    8. Planning for rural landscapes Ian Sinclair and Raymond Bunker
    9. Planning for regions in Australia Paul Collits
    10. Planning for diverse communities Susan Thompson
    11. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians Ed Wensing
    12. Community participation: to be involved or not to be involved - is that the question? Robert Zehner and Nancy Marshall
    13. Urban design Alexander Cuthbert
    14. Planning for heritage conservation and management Robyn Conroy
    15. Urban infrastructure Brendan Gleeson, Jodi Dong and Nicolas Low
    16. Conclusion: Planning Australia into the future Susan Thompson

  • Editor

    Susan Thompson, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Susan Thompson is Associate Professor and Head of the Planning and Urban Development Program in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of New South Wales.


    Susan Thompson, Peter Williams, Nancy Marshall, Robert Freestone, Peter Murphy, Ian Sinclair, Raymond Bunker, Paul Collits, Ed Wensing, Robert Zehner, Alexander Cuthbert, Robyn Conroy, Brendan Gleeson, Jodi Dong, Nicolas Low

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