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Australian Unintended Cities


Jacobs, KA, Australian Unintended Cities, Geographical Research, 5, (3) pp. 333-335. ISSN 1745-5863 (2013) [Review Single Work]

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A noticeable feature of Australian urban policy making is the increasing disjuncture between government rhetoric and service delivery. Government departments at both Federal and State level churn out glossy strategy documents that are awash with aspirational statements professing to tackle problems such as housing affordability, homelessness, suburban sprawl, and traffic congestion. These documents, more often than not, contain platitudinous terms such as ‘liveability’, ‘sustainability’, ‘community wellbeing’, ‘inter-agency collaboration’, and ‘partnerships’, yet they inevitably fall short in setting out how programs are to achieve their objectives. Perhaps I am being too cynical but there seems to be an inverse relationship between urban policy aspiration and implementation.

Item Details

Item Type:Review Single Work
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Housing markets, development and management
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Public services policy advice and analysis
UTAS Author:Jacobs, KA (Professor Keith Jacobs)
ID Code:86184
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-08-28
Last Modified:2015-09-01
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