Podcast Episode 11 –
Community Tension in Urban & Rural Development


The landscape of urban development in Australia often involves a tension between local communities and new development. In this episode of the podcast we’re joined by Andrew Butt, Associate Dean in Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT University. Andrew specialises in rural and peri-urban planning issues, observing that development related community tension in these areas mirror those in urban areas. He discusses underlying causes of development opposition and NIMBYism, as well as how our planning system creates the ways in which opposition can be mounted.

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