Journal article

Institutional impediments to planning professionalism in Victoria, Australia

A March

International Planning Studies | Published : 2007


It is common for urban spatial planning professionalism to be understood primarily as the expertise and skills required of practitioners in their assigned roles, putting aside the importance of the governance mechanisms within which planners work. However, urban spatial planning is located across a range of governance mechanisms, requiring particular understandings of the possibilities and problems of professionalism in this setting. The case of Victoria, Australia, is used to demonstrate how the institutional roles of planners strongly influence the exercise of their professional judgement and action. The concept of 'mediatization' is used to show how particular governance arrangements can ..

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