Princeton University Library Catalog

Planning in indigenous Australia : from imperial foundations to postcolonial futures / Sue Jackson, Libby Porter and Louise C. Johnson.

  • New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
  • ©2018
x, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
Planning in settler-colonial countries is always taking place on the lands of Indigenous peoples. While Indigenous rights, identity and cultural values are increasingly being discussed within planning, its mainstream accounts virtually ignore the colonial roots and legacies of the discipline's assumptions, techniques and methods. This ground-breaking book exposes the imperial origins of the planning canon, profession and practice in the settler-colonial country of Australia. By documenting the role of planning in the history of Australia's relations with Indigenous peoples, the book maps the enduring effects of colonisation. It provides a new historical account of colonial planning practices and rewrites the urban planning histories of major Australian cities. Contemporary land rights, native title and cultural heritage frameworks are analysed in light of their critical importance to planning practice today, with detailed case illustrations. In reframing Australian planning from a postcolonial perspective, the book shatters orthodox accounts, revising the story that planning has told itself for over 100 years. New ways to think and practise planning in Indigenous Australia are advanced. Planning in Indigenous Australia makes a major contribution towards the decolonisation of planning. It is essential reading for students and teachers in tertiary planning programmes, as well as those in geography, development studies, postcolonial studies, anthropology and environmental management. It is also vital reading for professional planners in the public, private and community sectors.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Planning in Indigenous Australia : an introduction / Sue Jackson, Louise Johnson and Libby Porter -- Framing relations between planning and indigenous peoples / Libby Porter -- Australian planning texts and indigenous absence / Louise Johnson -- Imperial foundations. Dispossession and terra nullius : planning's formative terrain / Libby Porter -- The colonial technologies and practices of Australian planning / Sue Jackson -- Planning Sydney : Australia's first city / Louise Johnson -- Planning Melbourne / Louise Johnson -- Darwin : a planner's dream / Sue Jackson -- Towards postcolonial futures. Land rights : a postcolonial revolution in land title / Sue Jackson -- Planning in the native title era / Sue Jackson -- Heritage management / Libby Porter -- Indigenous planning : emerging possibilities / Libby Porter, Sue Jackson and Louise Johnson -- Towards a new planning history and practice / Sue Jackson, Louise Johnson and Libby Porter.
  • 9781138909960 (hardcover)
  • 1138909963 (hardcover)
  • 9781138909984 (paperback)
  • 113890998X (paperback)
  • (electronic book)
Other standard number:
  • 40027665342
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