Journal article

Planning for sustainability: an assessment of recent metropolitan planning strategies and urban policy in Australia

K Davidson, M Arman

Australian Planner | Published : 2014


Metropolitan planning strategies are a critical tool for achieving urban sustainability. The last significant evaluation of metropolitan strategies in Australia was undertaken in 2004. In this review it was identified that the sustainability construct is filtrating into the strategic understanding of planning. However, it was inconclusive whether these early signs of incorporating the sustainability imperative would be consolidated within the emergent wave of Australian metropolitan planning. Since the evaluation, state governments have released updated metropolitan planning strategies for the nation's five major urban regions, and in 2011, a new national urban policy was released by the fed..

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