Metropolitan strategic planning: An Australian paradigm?

Searle, Glen and Bunker, Raymond (2010) Metropolitan strategic planning: An Australian paradigm?. Planning Theory, 9 3: 163-180. doi:10.1177/1473095209357873

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Author Searle, Glen
Bunker, Raymond
Title Metropolitan strategic planning: An Australian paradigm?
Journal name Planning Theory   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-0952
Publication date 2010-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1473095209357873
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 163
End page 180
Total pages 18
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject C1
Formatted abstract
This article describes the characteristics of a distinctively Australian paradigm of metropolitan planning which reflect circumstances of governance, infrastructure provision and concentration on suburban expansion into surrounding countryside. The resultant plans are detailed in their arrangement of land use and communications, comprehensive and long term. There are indications this paradigm may be changing as these dominating influences alter in character. Contemporary metropolitan strategic planning in Europe and America is overviewed to establish the distinctiveness of the Australian paradigm. Changes in plan-shaping forces are leading the emergence of a new European strategic spatial planning paradigm very different to Australia’s. Strategic spatial planning in the United States, while heterogeneous, has examples that reinforce the idea of an Australian paradigm in terms of the influence of governance structure and infrastructure agency on the level of spatial plan detail.
Keyword Australia
Blueprint planning
Institutional context
Metropolitan strategic spatial planning
Relational planning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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