Performance-based planning: perspectives from the United States, Australia and New Zealand

Baker, Douglas C., Sipe, Neil G., & Gleeson, Brendan J. (2008) Performance-based planning: perspectives from the United States, Australia and New Zealand. In Harper, Thomas L., Gar-On Yeh, Anthony, & Costa, Heloisa (Eds.) Dialogues in urban and regional planning 3. Routledge, New York ; London, pp. 264-288.


This chapter examines the appliction of performance-based planning at the local level in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. A review of the literature finds that there have been few evaluations of performance-based planning, despite its being used by many governments. The authors provide a comparative review of the experiences of various jurisdictions in implementating this form of zoning and present observations on its relative strengths and weaknesses. Findings suggest that many of the jurisdictions that adopted performance-based planning subsequently abondoned it because of the heavy administrative burden required, and where performance methods survived, they were typically hybridized with traditional zoning. If performance-based approaches continue to be used, there is a need to better understand the administrative and implementaiton implications of this type of land-use regulation.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Planning, Land Use, Performance, Queensland
ISBN: 9780415776233
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Routledge
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:17

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