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Australian Cities: The things we don't talk about

Dec 2010

The Commonwealth government has just released another discussion paper on Australian Cities, State of Australian Cities 2010. The latest city paper is replete with all those clichéd hopes that have peppered urban policy papers for decades For years the same hopes have been stated. Nobody writes why it is that those hopes are not realised. If we had some real analysis, we might see some real solutions.

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The Instruments of Planning : urban management

Jan 1996

Urban management is not an instrument of planning. Plan making is an instrument of urban management. Plans are needed from time to time for particular reasons. It is a mistake to conceive of ‘planning’ as a simple lineal progression from plan to implementation.

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