The practice of participatory planning at Mapoon Aboriginal settlement: Towards community control, ownership and autonomy

Moran, Mark F. (2004) The practice of participatory planning at Mapoon Aboriginal settlement: Towards community control, ownership and autonomy. Australian Geographical Studies, 42 3: 339-355. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8470.2004.00277.x


Author Moran, Mark F.
Title The practice of participatory planning at Mapoon Aboriginal settlement: Towards community control, ownership and autonomy
Journal name Australian Geographical Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9190
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8470.2004.00277.x
Volume 42
Issue 3
Start page 339
End page 355
Total pages 17
Editor A. Conacher
G. Curry
R. Jones
Place of publication England
Publisher Blackwell
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
310103 Urban and Regional Planning
680201 Housing
Abstract The practice of participatory planning in discrete Indigenous settlements has been established since the early 1990s. In addition to technical and economic goals, participatory planning also seeks community development outcomes, including community control, ownership and autonomy. This paper presents an evaluation of one such planning project, conducted at Mapoon in 1995. The Plan successfully improved physical infrastructure and housing, but had mixed success in terms of community development. Despite various efforts to follow participatory processes, the Plan was essentially a passing event, community control progressively diminished after its completion, and outcomes fell short of notions of ownership and autonomy. This suggests some misunderstandings between the practice of participatory planning and the workings of governance.
Keyword Participatory planning
Indigenous settlements
community development
governance
Q-Index Code C1

 
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