Planning in Indigenous Australia: From imperial foundations to postcolonial futures

Jackson, S, Porter, L and Johnson, L 2018, Planning in Indigenous Australia: From imperial foundations to postcolonial futures, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom.


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Title Planning in Indigenous Australia: From imperial foundations to postcolonial futures
Author(s) Jackson, S
Porter, L
Johnson, L
Year 2018
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication United Kingdom
Subjects Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Social and Cultural Geography
Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Summary Planning in settler-colonial countries is always taking place on the lands of Indigenous peoples. While Indigenous rights, identity and culture are of increasing discussion within planning, its mainstream accounts virtually ignore the colonial roots and legacies of the discipline's assumptions, techniques and methods. This ground-breaking book exposes the imperial origins of the planning canon, profession and practice in the settler-colonial country of Australia. By documenting the role of planning in the history of Australia's relations with Indigenous peoples, the book maps the enduring effects of colonisation. It provides a new historical account of colonial planning practices and rewrites the urban planning histories of major Australian cities. Contemporary land rights, native title and cultural heritage frameworks are analysed in light of their critical importance to planning practice today, with detailed case illustrations. In reframing Australian planning from a postcolonial perspective, the book shatters orthodox accounts, revising the story that planning has told itself for over a hundred years. New ways to think and practice planning in Indigenous Australia are advanced. Planning in Indigenous Australiamakes a major contribution toward the decolonisation of planning. It is essential reading for students and teachers in tertiary planning programs, as well as those in geography, development studies, postcolonial studies, anthropology and environmental management. It is also vital reading for professional planners in the public, private, and community sectors.
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