Synopses & Reviews
The Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning includes over 30 contributions from leading authorities in the field. These contributions provide a single source for cutting edge thinking and research across a broad range of the most important topics in Australian planning in the 21st century. The book is divided into four parts exploring:
- Contexts of urban and regional planning in Australia;
- the Australian Planning Academy: past, present and future;
- Planning Policy (Economic; Social; and Environmental aspects)
- Governance, planning systems and decision-making.
Additionally, contributions cover unique topics and discuss questions such as: the Australian planning academy, who is doing it? Where are they doing it? What are they examining?; Planning education: how and to what extent is planning research incorporated into teaching?; And a theoretical assessment of Australian urban planning: how does Australian planning thought compare with North America or Europe?
This book is the most authoritative volume that includes foundational and cutting edge ideas and concepts on the state of urban and regional planning in Australia to date. It is a valuable resource for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in Urban Planning, Built Environment, Urban Studies and Public Policy, as well as academics and practitioners across Australia and internationally. "
Where is planning in 21st century Australia? What are the key challenges that confront planning? What does planning scholarship reveal about the state of planning practice in meeting the needs of urban and regional Australians? The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning includes 27 chapters that answer these and many other questions that confront planners working in urban and regional areas in 21st century Australia. It provides a single source for cutting edge thinking and research across a broad range of the most important topics in urban and regional planning.
Divided into six parts, this handbook explores:
- contexts of urban and regional planning in Australia
- critical debates in Australian Planning
- planning policy
- climate change, disaster risk and environmental management
- engaging and taking planning action
- planning education and research
This handbook is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban planning, built environment, urban studies and public policy as well as academics and practitioners across Australia and internationally.