The focus is on metropolitan districts groups of municipalities within the Greater Sydney region. The subjects of global transition and sustainable urban planning SUP are introduced Cities in Global Transition: Creating Sustainable Communities in Australia. Raymond Charles Rauscher , Salim Momtaz. The subjects of global transition and sustainable urban planning SUP are introduced in Chapter 1. How Greater Sydney approaches planning of its region and its districts is then outlined in Chapter 2.
In this chapter, three case study districts are selected for critiquing planning in the face of population and new development changes. The districts, beyond the City of Sydney, are: The book further outlines a methodology to assess planning practices within each of the municipalities twelve case study municipalities in all within the three districts.
Included here are State planning principles applying to Greater Sydney, with key principals selected to apply to the case study municipalities and to each district as a unit. Planning Sydney Inner West District. Planning Greater Parramatta District. Planning in St George District. Conclusions on Planning Sustainable Cities.
The thesis covered planning conflicts in Erskineville and Newtown Sydney , and measures to resolve these. Ray then brought together long term research of the City of Sydney inner city areas, resulting in the publication co-author Salim Momtaz Sustainable Neighborhoods in Australia: City of Sydney Urban Planning Springer Preparing for this book Cities in Global Transition meant numerous field trips into the Greater Sydney Districts, as he witnessed municipal and State efforts to adopt SUP practices in the face of global transition e.
Both of these renowned Australians introduced environmental and social bases to urban planning Ray worked in a Federal program at the time.
A number of those Whitlam government planning initiatives have proven pivotal to development of all three districts that the book addresses. He teaches in the area of sustainable resource management.More...