Analysis of governance for sustainability planning in the Cairns Region

Potts, Ruth & Vella, Karen (2015) Analysis of governance for sustainability planning in the Cairns Region. In State of Australian Cities National Conference 2015, 9-11 December 2015, Gold Coast, Qld.

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The relationship between governance arrangements and sustainability planning outcomes in complex governance systems remains poorly understood, despite significant discussions of governance in the environmental management literature emerging in the last decade. In order to analyse and examine the relationship between the health of sustainability planning governance and decision-making outcomes, this paper applies the Governance Systems Analysis framework (GSA) in the Cairns region. This paper analyses the sustainability planning governance arrangements in the Cairns region by exploring the capacity, connectivity and knowledge use of institutions in the region to deliver desired sustainability planning outcomes. The paper finds that the planning for sustainability in the Cairns region is on a knife’s edge, and could fail or succeed to deliver its intended decision-making outcomes. The paper concludes with recommendations for governance reform for sustainability in the Cairns region.

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ID Code: 90963
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: sustainability, planning outcomes, governance, evaluation, governance systems analysis
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 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2015 23:55
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2016 14:58

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