Planning Australia provides a comprehensive introduction to the major issues and activities that constitute urban and regional planning in Australia today. Incorporating contemporary theory and practice, it contextualises planning in terms of its theoretical, ideological and professional foundations. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, underpinned by the principles of sustainability and social equity. It canvasses the history of the discipline, its relationship to broader governance structures and its legislative framework. Fully revised and updated, this edition features new chapters on healthy planning and transport planning. Written in an accessible style and richly illustrated with instructive case study examples, Planning Australia is an indispensable resource for students, practitioners and decision-makers, as well as anyone interested in the history and future of planning in Australia.
Part I. Frameworks: 1. What is planning? Susan Thompson and Paul J. Maginn; 2. Planning and governance Peter Williams and Paul J. Maginn; 3. Planning as a profession Nancy Marshall; 4. An historical perspective Robert Freestone; 5. Statutory planning Peter Williams; Part II. Key Issues: 6. Planning and the natural environment Peter Williams and Rosemary Smart; 7. The metropolis Peter Murphy; 8. Planning for rural landscapes Ian Sinclair and Raymond Bunker; 9. Planning for regions Paul Collits; 10. Planning for diverse communities Susan Thompson; 11. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians Ed Wensing; 12. Community participation in planning Nancy Marshall and Christine Steinmetz; 13. Urban design Stephen McMahon; 14. Planning for heritage conservation and management Robyn Conroy; 15. Transport planning Paul Mees; 16. Healthy planning Jennifer Kent, Susan Thompson and Anthony Capon.