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dc.contributor.authorSteele, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.editorSteve Hamnetten_US
dc.description.abstractRecent debates within the planning literature have highlighted that the professional role of the Australian urban planner is suffering a crisis of identity and vision (Gleeson 2003, March & Low 2007, Moran 2006, Powell 2006). In the face of 21st century sustainability imperatives such as climate change, affordable housing and water management, Australian planners emerge not as professionals at the forefront of change, but as struggling to find relevance and direction within the complexity of the contemporary governance framework. This situation has been exacerbated by institutional restructuring and reforms, diverse regulatory frameworks and increasing levels of bureaucratic minutiae (Hillier 2007). This paper critically reviews the literature related to the role of the Australian urban planner and in particular offers a socio-historical overview of five key shifts that have been identified within the Australian context. The paper concludes by highlighting four areas that warrant further investigation and scholarly attention: 1) the role of urban planners within the private sector; 2) the hybrid nature of urban planners within a governance framework; 3) re-valuing the professional role of the urban planner, particularly within the public sector; and 4) the implications of these shifts for urban planning education and practice.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of South Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameState of Australian Cities National Conference 2007en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of State of Australian Cities National Conference 2007en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAdelaide, Australiaen_US
dc.titleWhere is the Vision? Critically exploring the professional role of the Australian urban planner within a governance frameworken_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
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