Developing great Australian cities: an exploration of the strategic choice approach to researching very complex metropolitan strategic planning problems


This research is focused on the intersection of four factors that critically influence the urban structure of the four large Australian metropolitan regions: population growth, the emerging geography of jobs, options for housing and transport infrastructure investment. How can these issues be meaningfully investigated? The research explores the utility of the Strategic Choice Approach in reducing uncertainty about how to approach this perennial planning problem: where people will live, where they will work and how they will get between, in future metropolitan Australia. It is expected that this research will demonstrate a novel but appropriate use of the SCA.

Advisory Team

Honorary Associate Professor Glen Searle
Professor Neil Sipe
Dr John Abbott



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