Evaluating scenarios for twenty-first-century Australian settlement planning: a Delphi study with planning experts

Julian Bolleter, Nicole Edwards, Robert Freestone, David Nichols, Paula Hooper

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from a national survey of Australian planning experts examining future settlement patterns and locations at the continental scale. Collective judgement supported efforts to achieve population decentralisation and favoured three possible scenarios–Satellite Cities, Boosted Secondary Capital Cities, and East West Megaregions. The findings on preferred settlement pattern scenarios can inform future efforts to develop a national urban policy for Australia. This case study can also serve as a reference point to the over 160 countries worldwide that are developing, implementing, or evaluating national urban policies in support of global urban agendas.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Planning Studies
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Mar 2022

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