Planning for climate change adaptation in a neoliberal context: Influences and responses

McClure, Lachlan John (2016) Planning for climate change adaptation in a neoliberal context: Influences and responses. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis explores how planning policy and practice is responding to the challenge of climate change, particularly in contexts where neoliberal rationales and practices frame decision making. It documents patterns of devolving government responsibilities and experiences of market based mechanisms before reporting on institutional and professional responses to these conditions. The research centred on a qualitative case study and involved thematic content analysis of policy documents and informant interviews. The contribution of the research and thesis is to establish the outlook for climate change adaptation under neoliberal conditions, and to introduce strategies for planners operating within these conditions.

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ID Code: 95113
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Baker, Douglas & Sloan, Mellini
Keywords: Climate change adaptation, Neoliberal urbanism, Planning policy, Planning practice, Resisting neoliberalism, Devolved responsibilities, Market mechanisms
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 May 2016 22:36
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 22:36

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