Mind the governance gap: oil vulnerability and urban resilience in Australian cities

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Title Mind the governance gap: oil vulnerability and urban resilience in Australian cities
Author Steele, Wendy Elizabeth; Gleeson, Brendan James
Journal Name Australian Planner
Editor Jago Dodson and Neil Sipe
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Australian cities currently face high levels of oil vulnerability, which is often unevenly distributed, particularly within the middle and outer suburbs of the greater metropolitan areas (Dodson and Sipe, 2006). New urban policies and planning practices are needed to avoid, remedy or mitigate the impacts of oil price rises and create urban resilience (Newman et al. 2009). Whilst the lack of scholarship around oil vulnerability is slowly beginning to be addressed within the Australian urban planning context, an emphasis on the links between urban governance and urban resilience is still largely marginalised despite its acknowledged central role in the quest of urban resilience. Our main point of departure is the re-conceptualisation of oil vulnerability as a planning and governance deficit within Australian cities. We identify a number of gaps that combine to inhibit the capacity for the development of urban resilience in the face of oil vulnerability and depletion scenarios. Keywords: oil vulnerability; governance; Australian cities
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07293682.2010.526552
Volume 47
Issue Number 4
Page from 302
Page to 311
ISSN 0729-3682
Date Accessioned 2011-04-21
Date Available 2011-04-27T06:57:53Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Urban and Regional Planning
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/38351
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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