Backtracking Auckland?: Technical and Communicative Reason in Metropolitan Transport Planning

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Title Backtracking Auckland?: Technical and Communicative Reason in Metropolitan Transport Planning
Author Mees, Paul; Dodson, Jago Robert
Journal Name International Planning Studies
Editor John Lovering
Year Published 2007
Place of publication UK
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Communicative planning has helped to illuminate the role of technical reason in planning processes. Transport planning has had little exposure to the communicative perspective. This paper examines transport planning in Auckland, New Zealand, from a communicative planning perspective. The paper argues that the historical dominance of technical reason has biased strategic transport policy towards supporting automobiles over more sustainable modes. The paper demonstrates the dominance of technical rationality in transport strategy-making processes and institutions in contrast to expressed public preferences. The paper concludes by arguing that the achievement of greater sustainability in Auckland's transport, and elsewhere, depends on a greater communicative emphasis in regional planning and transport strategy making.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Volume 12
Issue Number 1
Page from 35
Page to 53
ISSN 1356-3475
Date Accessioned 2008-02-29
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Urban and Regional Planning
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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