Planning Education and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Australia: Where Are We?

David Jones, Darryl Choy, Grant Revell, Scott HEYES, Richard Tucker, Helen Meikle, Cate Davey

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In 2008 Sarah Oberklaid reviewed the state of Indigenous knowledge systems in the Planning
Institute of Australia (PIA)-accredited University planning programs and found a fragmented
unfocused suite of agendas and attempts at addressing this increasingly important moral,
cultural and land use management issue. While Oberklaid statistically validated what several
authors have observed, and continue to observe, there appears to have been little action by
programs, and specifically the PIA (Planning Institute of Australia), to address this issue and reposition their education accreditation policies; with the latter increasingly reluctant to engage
with their professional responsibilities. This paper appraises this situation and foreshadows
continuing research that may better inform and support a change of perspective by the PIA and
these programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Planning for Cities and Regions: Proceedings of the Australia & New Zealand Association of Planning Schools Conference 2013
EditorsB Norman, H Sinclair
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherCanberra Urban and Regional Futures University of Canberra
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781740883948
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventANZAPS 2013 Conference - University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 27 Sept 201328 Sept 2013


ConferenceANZAPS 2013 Conference


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