Free speech in Australia isn’t a thing, but it could be
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Free speech in Australia isn’t a thing, but it could be

Free speech is critical to urban planning research and practice, as this profession is predicated on the ability to conduct open public debate and participation. The article below originally appeared in The Conversation, 7 June 2019. “Because we are so saturated in American culture, very few Australians realise that free speech in this country isn’t … Continue reading

New paper on public participation by UQ|UP team published in Geographical Research
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New paper on public participation by UQ|UP team published in Geographical Research

In this study, performance‐based planning is implicated in the destabilisation of community trust in the planning system. Set in a contested inner city area of Brisbane, Australia, the research associates neoliberal planning objectives with the discretionary decision‐making specifically embedded in performance‐based planning. The neoliberalisation of planning is, we submit, symptomatic of a post‐ideological politics of … Continue reading