Laura Schatz

Conference paper

Planning for population decline in an era of standardization: an analysis of plans in three declining Local Government Areas in NSW

In countries throughout the developed world, large cities are growing while hinterland communities are shrinking. The unique challenges posed by population decline require unique solutions: as shrinking cities researchers have found, superimposing growth-oriented strategies onto shrinking communities is not effective in addressing the impacts of...
Working paper

Residential involvement in urban development in Sydney: the new politics of the city

This study explores a new approach to community involvement in planning that responds to contemporary critiques of participatory planning.We conclude the report by providing an alternate pathway that might create more meaningful community participation in the planning and development of the city.
Conference paper

The balance of planning ideologies in Existing Use Rights cases at the New South Wales Land and Environment Court

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...
Conference paper

The Influence of Neoliberalism in the Context of Population Decline: An analysis of planning strategies in Broken Hill, NSW

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 6, held in Sydney from 26-29 November 2013. SOAC 6was the largest conference to date, with over 180 papers...