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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress 2019|
|Editors||Martina Juvara, Slawomir Ledwon|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2019|
|Event||55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress: Beyond the Metropolis - Jakarta, Indonesia|
Duration: 9 Sep 2019 → 13 Sep 2019
Conference number: 55th
|Conference||55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress|
|Period||9/09/19 → 13/09/19|
O'Hare, D. (2019). Towards effective planning of trans-border city regions: Three Australian case studies. In M. Juvara, & S. Ledwon (Eds.), Proceedings of the 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress 2019 (pp. 2081-2094). ISOCARP.