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Metropolitan planning and social justice strategies

URP Working Paper No. 14
Social justice Urban planning Australia
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Andrew Parkin of the Discipline of Politics, Flinders University, examined the relationship between social justice strategies and metropolitan planning, taking account of the strategies evolved over the past two years by the Cain, Bannon and Hawke Labor Governments. He cautioned against a cynical interpretation of these strategies which were limited but could provide the opportunity for a fruitful relationship with metropolitan planning. A successful partnership would need to emphasise a productive synthesis between 'planning' and 'management', recognise the inevitability of conflict of interests, and develop a social justice philosophy linking 'efficiency' and 'market exchange' to ultimate outcomes that were socially just.

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