Planning for the Gold Coast: Processes, challenges and opportunities

Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Daniel O'Hare, Isara Khanjanasthiti

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This chapter provides a broad overview of the Gold Coast from an urban planning perspective.What are the social and physical structures of the city? How has the city developed over time? What are some of the key planning challenges and opportunities the Gold Coast is facing? To answer these questions, the chapter provides a brief social profile of the city and examines its current land use patterns and urban form. It then discusses the planning processes and the role of key stakeholders in development of the city. Next, key current planning initiatives for the Gold Coast are outlined. The chapter concludes with discussion of planning challenges and opportunities for future development of the city.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Gold Coast transformed
Subtitle of host publicationFrom wilderness to urban ecosystem
EditorsT Hundloe, B McDougall, C Page
Place of PublicationClayton South, Australia
PublisherCSIRO Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781486303298
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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