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Thoughts on Scale, Land Use, and Opportunities for Good Governance: A Tale of Two Sub-National Jurisdictions


Armstrong, DJ and Stratford, E, Thoughts on Scale, Land Use, and Opportunities for Good Governance: A Tale of Two Sub-National Jurisdictions, Remote Control: Governance Lessons for and from Small, Insular and Remote Regions, October 2005, Twillingate, Newfoundland, pp. 187-207. ISBN 978-1-894725-07-1 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This chapter is the first of two that demonstrate the complex intersections of government and governance. Land-use planning and development controls are the twin foci for the inquiry by Denbeigh Armstrong and Elaine Stratford, who scrutinize their unfolding in the two island jurisdictions of Tasmania (Australia's only island state, equivalent to a Canadian province) and Prince Edward Island. They argue that an observance of internationally agreed-upon sustainability principles is a prerequisite for sustainable economic development; and this is especially crucial for small islands with finite natural assets like land, waterfront, or forest. For any community or region striving to advance economic development in a sustainable way, land-use planning is an essential and often overlooked underpinning of most other development efforts.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Land -use planning; Land development; Governance; Tasmania; Prince Edward Island
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Human geography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Armstrong, DJ (Dr Denbeigh Armstrong)
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:57985
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2009-08-31
Last Modified:2016-12-14

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