1st Edition

Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change

    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The fixity or mobility of borders are key themes within the border studies literature and have useful critical application to urban and environmental planning through theory, pedagogy and practice. This offers potential for transformative change through the processes of re-bordering and re-orienting established boundary demarcations in ways that support and promote sustainability in a climate of change.

    Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change draws on a range of diverse case studies from Australasia, North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia and offers the application of border theory, concepts and principles to planning as a critical lens. It applies this lens to a range of international case studies in key areas such as climate change adaptation, food security, spatial planning, critical infrastructure and urban ecology.

    This collection fills an important gap in the border studies literature, bringing climate change considerations to bear on planning. It should be of interest to students, scholars and professionals in the field of urban and environmental planning, climate change adaptation, border studies, urban studies, human and political geography, environmental studies and development.

    1. Shifting Borders in a Climate of Change Wendy Steele  Part 1. Borders in Theory  2. Rethinking Borders Michael Neuman  3. Troubling the Place of the Border: On Territory, Community, Space and Place Jean Hillier  4. The Border/Planning Nexus Enrico Gualini and Carola Fricke Part 2 Borders in (International) Practice  5. Beyond urban-rural boundaries: Encouraging inter-municipal collaboration for climate change in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Hayley Leck and Florence Crick  6. Crossing borders: Contrasting approaches to interactions between natural and  human ecosystems Leila Eslami-Andargoli and Pat Dale  7. Inter-sectoral and Inner-sectoral Borders across Critical Infrastructure: Lessons from the United States and Australia Tooran Alizadeh and Neil Sipe  8. Governance re-bordering: comparing the rescaling of territorial boundaries as a spatial governance strategy in Auckland, Brisbane, Vancouver, London and Manchester Clare Mouat and Jago Dodson  Part 3 Australian Urban Borders  9. Questions of Borders and Mobility de- and re-territorialising approaches to urban and regional planning policy and governance Felicity Wray and Rae Dufty-Jones  10. Planning Across Multiple Borders Kristian Ruming and Donna Houston  11. Beyond the Boundaries of Strategic Interest Crystal Legacy, Simon Pinnegar, Andrew Tice and Ilan Wiesel  12. Competing Processes of Border-making: Compact City Planning and Resident’s Everyday Territorialisation of Home Nicole Cook, Elizabeth Taylor and Joe Hurley  Part 4 Border Futures 13. Emerging Planetary Boundaries and the Sustainability Perspective Silvia Serrao-Neumann  14. Transgressing Borders: Imagining Environmental Justice in Spatial Planning Jason Byrne and Diana MacCallum  15. Virtual Borders in the Online Worlds: How e-planning helps and hinders communicative planning practice Marco Amati


    Wendy Steele is an Australian Research Council (DECRA) Fellow and Associate Professor in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

    Tooran Alizadeh is a Lecturer in the School of Environment, Urban and Environmental Planning Discipline at Griffith University, Australia.

    Leila Eslami-Andargoli received her PhD degree from the school of Environment at Griffith University, Australia.

    Silvia Serrao-Neumann is a Research Fellow for the Corporate Research Collaboration for Water Sensitive Cities (CRC-WSC) at the Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Australia.