Governance and regional planning outcomes: using governance indicators to support a policy implementation approach

Olvera-Garcia, Jaime, Vella, Karen and Sipe, Neil (2015). Governance and regional planning outcomes: using governance indicators to support a policy implementation approach. In: Paul Burton and Heather Shearer, State of Australian Cities National Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings. State of Australian Cities National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (). 9-11 December 2015.

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Author Olvera-Garcia, Jaime
Vella, Karen
Sipe, Neil
Title of paper Governance and regional planning outcomes: using governance indicators to support a policy implementation approach
Conference name State of Australian Cities National Conference
Conference location Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 9-11 December 2015
Proceedings title State of Australian Cities National Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings
Publisher State of Australian Cities Research Network
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Editor Paul Burton
Heather Shearer
Total pages 11
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Regional planning faces numerous decision making uncertainties related to the complex interdependencies between urban and regional centres. Questions about how to achieve sustainable planning solutions across regions are a key uncertainty and relate to a lack of information about the actual achievement of outcomes as proposed by the objectives of a plan. Regional plan implementation and its impact on environmental, social and economic outcomes have been little explored within Australian urban and regional planning research. Despite a desire to improve the conditions across Australian regions, ambiguity persists regarding the results of regional planning efforts. Of the variables affecting regional planning, scholars argue that governance has a significant impact on achieving outcomes (see Pahl-Wostl 2009). In order to better analyse the impact of governance, we propose a set of governance indicators to examine decisions across regional planning institutions and apply this to governance models across Queensland’s regions. We contend that these governance indicators can support a more rigorous assessment of the impacts of governance models on plan implementation and outcomes. We propose that this is a way to better understand the relationship between planning and outcomes across urban and regional areas.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes http://soacconference.com.au/soac-conference-proceedings/

 
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