Towards Effective Planning of Trans-border City Regions: Three Australian Case Studies
Author(s): Daniel O’Hare
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Polycentric city-regions are expanding worldwide, often spanning national borders. Using literature review and document research, comparative case studies of regional planning of Australia’s emerging internal trans-border city-regions are presented. The paper examines fifty years of trans-border planning efforts at three urbanizing borders of the Australian state of New South Wales, demonstrating different levels of commitment and success, partly depending on the proximity(or remoteness)of each trans-border city region to the capital cities in each state or territory. Evidence is provided that effective trans-border planning of city-regions depends on overcoming differing levels of commitment to trans-border planning by the state jurisdictions involved.