Governance and regional planning outcomes: Using governance indicators to support a policy implementation approach
Olvera-Garcia, Jaime, Vella, Karen, & Sipe, Neil G. (2015) Governance and regional planning outcomes: Using governance indicators to support a policy implementation approach. In State of Australian Cities National Conference 2015, 9-11 December 2015, Gold Coast, Qld.
Regional planning faces numerous decision making uncertainties related to the complex interdependencies between urban and regional centres. Questions about how to achieve sustainable planning solutions across regions are a key uncertainty and relate to a lack of information about the actual achievement of outcomes as proposed by the objectives of a plan. Regional plan implementation and its impact on environmental, social and economic outcomes have been little explored within Australian urban and regional planning research. Despite a desire to improve the conditions across Australian regions, ambiguity persists regarding the results of regional planning efforts. Of the variables affecting regional planning, scholars argue that governance has a significant impact on achieving outcomes (see Pahl-Wostl 2009). In order to better analyse the impact of governance, we propose a set of governance indicators to examine decisions across regional planning institutions and apply this to governance models across Queensland’s regions. We contend that these governance indicators can support a more rigorous assessment of the impacts of governance models on plan implementation and outcomes. We propose that this is a way to better understand the relationship between planning and outcomes across urban and regional areas.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Governance, Regional Planning, Indicators, Implementation, Queensland regions|
|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:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||10 Nov 2015 22:21|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2016 15:16|
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