Seeking Certainty: Recent Planning for Sydney and Melbourne

Bunker, Raymond and Searle, Glen (2007) Seeking Certainty: Recent Planning for Sydney and Melbourne. Town Planning Review, 78 5: 619-642. doi:10.3828/tpr.78.5.5

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Author Bunker, Raymond
Searle, Glen
Title Seeking Certainty: Recent Planning for Sydney and Melbourne
Journal name Town Planning Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0041-0020
Publication date 2007-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3828/tpr.78.5.5
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 78
Issue 5
Start page 619
End page 642
Total pages 24
Place of publication Liverpool, United Kingdom
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Language eng
Abstract Recent metropolitan strategies for Melbourne (2002) and Sydney (2005) are reviewed in order to establish why they were produced, what their main proposals are and the kind of methodology used.The central question posed is whether they provide sufficient purpose and direction while at the same time acknowledging the uncertainties facing the future of both cities. It is concluded that in seeking certainty they are too prescriptive and deterministic in their provisions, but they do provide a basis for adaptation and adjustment to changing conditions. These challenges exist in terms of climate change, management and use of energy and water, transport, and the need for a national approach to planning the Australian urban system.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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