Place based planning in remote regions: Cape York Peninsula, Australia and Nunavut, Canada

Harwood, Sharon, Wensing, Ed, and Ensign, Prescott C. (2016) Place based planning in remote regions: Cape York Peninsula, Australia and Nunavut, Canada. In: Taylor, Andrew, Carson, Dean B., Ensign, Prescott C., Huskey, Lee, Rasmussen, Rasmus Ole, and Saxinger, Gertrude, (eds.) Settlements at the Edge: remote human settlements in developed nations. New Horizons in Regional Science . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 124-150.

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Abstract

This chapter explores how planning theories and methods applied to the creation of regional development plans for remote regions in Australia and Canada reinforce the socio-economic disadvantages of the Indigenous populations in those regions. The literature regarding planning for economic development in remote regions highlights the inadequacies of top-down sectoral-based approaches in favour of a place-based approach, yet the practice of place-based planning remains elusive. This chapter highlights the need for a place-based approach to regional planning through an analysis of implications of contemporary practice upon the social and economic well-being of the Indigenous peoples1 of Cape York Peninsula in Australia and Nunavut in Canada. In this chapter we use the term ‘regional planning’ to mean planning over very large geographical regions that are sparsely populated with several small settlements or villages.

Item ID: 47813
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78471-195-5
Keywords: remote settlements, regional planning
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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 01:00
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare @ 100%
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