Town Planning Review

Inter-organisational approaches to regional growth management

A case study in South East Queensland

Town Planning Review (2001), 72, (1), 25–44.

Abstract

Metropolitan regional planning is one of the most complex of planning scales because of the inherent tensions between local and regional interests and the multitude of formal and informal organisations that represent those interests. Using the South East Queensland 2001 process as a case study, the paper uses important elements of classical and network paradigms of inter-organisational relationships to develop a framework for addressing this complexity. It concludes that an understanding of inter-organisational matters such as network structure, locus of control, authority and communications structures and conflict resolution mechanisms can help improve planning for metropolitan growth management.

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