Australian local governments' practice and prospects with online planning

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2006) Australian local governments' practice and prospects with online planning. URISA Journal, 18(2), pp. 7-17.


Online information technologies are becoming essential tools for urban planning as they support information sharing and participatory decision making in the planning process. Therefore this paper underlines the importance of online planning and e-participation, examines household use of information technology and discusses the digital divide problem. This paper also explores Australian local governmentsí potential and experiences in online planning. It scrutinizes existing infrastructures of local councils as well as their willingness to adopt the Internet and geographic information systems in their planning processes. This research clusters local government areas in terms of their potentials in the implementation of online planning. This clustering would lead Australian governments to develop policies on where to start and where to extend online planning next. The paper concludes with introducing online planning examples and initiatives from Australia.

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ID Code: 10263
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1045-8077
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:51

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