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dc.contributor.authorDedekorkut, Aysin
dc.contributor.authorMayere, Severine
dc.contributor.editorPaul Burton, Heather Shearer
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-07T05:19:30Z
dc.date.available2018-03-07T05:19:30Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/125419
dc.description.abstractOne of the distinctive features of Gold Coast urbanisation is its historically ad hoc approach to development with little or no strategic planning to guide it. Many have commented on the lack of planning on the Gold Coast calling it ‘an experiment in freedom’ or ‘free enterprise city’. Following a major restructuring of the Queensland’s local councils, the 1990s witnessed a shift from ad hoc decision making to more systematic planning on the Gold Coast. Understanding the past is important for shaping the future. This paper reviews the history of regulatory planning on the Gold Coast, encompassing decisions affecting the form and development of its earliest settlements through to its periods of greatest construction and most streamlined decision–making. It focuses mainly on past planning processes, the problems identified in each planning exercise and the interventions introduced, asking whether these were implemented or not and why. The paper positions the Gold Coast as a physical embodiment of this history of decision making, assessing the effects on the city as a whole of specific measures either affording freedoms or insisting on accountability to various levels of regulation. It examines how the absence of some planning measures influenced the form of the city and its internal arrangements and considers how the shift from ad hoc decision making towards more systematic planning efforts affected the city’s urbanisation. The lessons that the Gold Coast example provides will resonate with places elsewhere in Australia and the world, if not always in scale definitely in substance.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherState of Australian Cities Research Network
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://soacconference.com.au/soac-conference-proceedings
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameSOAC 2015
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleState of Australian Cities Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2015-12-09
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2015-12-11
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coast, Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120502
dc.titlePlanning the Unplanned City: The Story of the Gold Coast
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
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gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2015. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the author(s).
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