A Sustainability Agenda in Planning Education

Budge, T and Butt, A 2012, 'A Sustainability Agenda in Planning Education' in Margaret Robertson (ed.) Schooling for Sustainable Development: A Focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the Oceanic Region, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 141-157.

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Title A Sustainability Agenda in Planning Education
Author(s) Budge, T
Butt, A
Year 2012
Title of book Schooling for Sustainable Development: A Focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the Oceanic Region
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Editor(s) Margaret Robertson
Start page 141
End page 157
Subjects Land Use and Environmental Planning
Summary Over the last two decades land use planning in Australia has openly embraced sustainability as a principal tenant. However the core of land use planning has traditionally been the management and construction of urban environments. Land use planning in rural and regional Australia has increasingly had to confront a broadening natural resource management agenda and an environmental planning imperative. This has resulted in a paradigm shift for land use planners from being expected to facilitate development to placing proposals within the context of the sustainability of the resource base. The effect has been to widen the scope for professional practice. Planning education is increasingly filled with competing interests reflecting the growing complexity of built and natural environments. The need for planning to articulate around development, natural resource management and sustainability offers a real opportunity to develop a clear social sciences agenda for sustainability at a secondary and tertiary level. This chapter explores a sustainability agenda as a critical component of planning practice, it utilises two case studies and the response of planning education to this agenda.
Copyright notice © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
Keyword(s) Native Vegetation
Planning System
Murray Darling Basin
Natural Resource Base
Wagga Wagga
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-94-007-2882-0_9
ISBN 9789400728813
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