Towards effective planning of trans-border city regions: Three Australian case studies

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Polycentric city regions are expanding worldwide, often spanning national borders. Using literature review and document research, comparative case studies of regional planning of Australia’s emerging internal trans-border city regions are presented. The paper examines fifty years of trans-border planning efforts at three urbanizing borders of the Australian state of New South Wales, demonstrating different levels of commitment and success, partly depending on the proximity (or remoteness) of each trans-border city region to the capital cities in each state or territory. Evidence is provided that effective trans-border planning of city regions depends on overcoming differing levels of commitment to trans-border planning by the state jurisdictions involved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress 2019
EditorsMartina Juvara, Slawomir Ledwon
Publisher ISOCARP
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789075524628
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019
Event55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress: Beyond the Metropolis - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 9 Sept 201913 Sept 2019
Conference number: 55th


Conference55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress
Abbreviated titleISOCARP
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