Planning Australia: An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning

Susan Thompson, Paul J. Maginn

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPort Melbourne
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages428
ISBN (Print)978-1-107-69624-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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