Books


       Dialogues in urban planning      

DIALOGUES IN URBAN PLANNING: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE REGIONS

Edited by Tony Gilmour and Edward J. Blakely with Rafael E. Pizarro

Sydney University Press 2008

ISBN: 9781920899127

In an age when the buzzword is 'sustainability', why do we continue to build unsustainable cities and regions? Are there alternatives to car-clogged streets, sterile suburban McMansion’s and a degraded natural environment? This book brings planners back to the centre of the debate. It shows that sustainability can no longer just apply to the subfield of planning called 'environmental planning' but has to permeate all aspects: housing, economic development, transport, regional coordination and urban design.

 

       Australian urban landuse planning

AUSTRALIAN URBAN LAND USE PLANNING: INTRODUCING STATUTORY PLANNING PRACTICE IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Nicole Gurran

Sydney University Press 2007

ISBN: 9781920898595

Critics claim that land use planning unnecessarily restricts development, discouraging investment and threatening the 'great Australian dream' of home ownership. On the other side of the debate, global concerns about the environmental impacts of urbanisation and associated patterns of consumerism, ranging from biodiversity loss through to climate change, strengthen calls for stronger and more effective land use planning to manage urban growth. Australian Urban Land Use Planning provides a practical understanding of the mechanisms, tools, and levers that can be used to achieve strategic and proactive urban governance.

       Sustaining

SUSTAINING HERITAGE: GIVING THE PAST A FUTURE

Tony Gilmour

Sydney University Press 2007

ISBN: 9781920898717

How much of our built environment should be preserved for future generations? Who should decide what we keep and what we demolish? More importantly, who will pay the ever-increasing bill for heritage conservation? Using examples from Australia and the United Kingdom, this book debates the commercialisation of heritage and argues that market forces offer more opportunities than threats. A business-like approach to conservation coupled with greater public participation in decision making will help to give the past a future.

 


Research Reports


Gurran, N., Squires, C. and Blakely, E. (2006) Meeting the Sea Change Challenge: Best Practice Models of Local and Regional Planning for Sea Change Communities, Report for the National Sea Change Task Force, Planning Research Centre, University of Sydney.


Gurran, N. (2006) Best Practice Planning Models for Sea Change Communities DVD, Commissioned by the National Sea Change Taskforce (60 minutes).


Gurran, N., Squires, C. and Blakely, E. (2005) Meeting the Sea Change Challenge: Sea Change Communities in Coastal Australia, Report for the National Sea Change Task Force, Planning Research Centre, University of Sydney.


Toon, J. and Falk, J. (eds) (2003). Sydney Planning or Politics? Town Planning for the Sydney Region Since 1945. Planning Research Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney.


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