Positive planning in Australia: A review of historical and emergent rationales

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Title Positive planning in Australia: A review of historical and emergent rationales
Author Gleeson, Brendan James; Coiacetto, Eddo John
Journal Name Urban Policy and Research
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract The role of public land agencies in Australia has ebbed and flowed of the past few decades broadly reflecting political cycles. Initially, in the early 18970s, the Land Commission Program (LCP) was established under the Whitlam government on a rationale with two broad bases: to create more efficient and fairer land markets; and to produce higher quality design outcomes. At the end of the Whitlam era- partly resulting form objections from the private sector, government-sponsored critiques of the land program and the ideologies of conservative governments - the influence of government in land development was substantially reduced. Today, although the variety of activities of public land developers is substantially wider, there remains significant scope for increased government involvement in land development, based on the emergence of new imperatives arising from complex shifts in social conditions, community preferences and scientific knowledge. Furthermore, the imperatives that led to the establishment of the LCP in 1972 are still relevant today.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713449094
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111140701225545
Volume 25
Issue Number 1
Page from 5
Page to 19
ISSN 0811-1146
Date Accessioned 2007-12-11
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Other Architecture, Urban Environment and Building
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17067
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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