Part I. Frameworks: 1. What is planning? Susan Thompson and Paul J. Maginn, 2. Planning and governance Peter Williams and Paul J. Maginn, 3. Planning as a profession Nancy Marshall, 4. An historical perspective Robert Freestone, 5. Statutory planning Peter Williams, Part II. Key Issues: 6. Planning and the natural environment Peter Williams and Rosemary Smart, 7. The metropolis Peter Murphy, 8. Planning for rural landscapes Ian Sinclair and Raymond Bunker, 9. Planning for regions Paul Collits, 10. Planning for diverse communities Susan Thompson, 11. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians Ed Wensing, 12. Community participation in planning Nancy Marshall and Christine Steinmetz, 13. Urban design Stephen McMahon, 14. Planning for heritage conservation and management Robyn Conroy, 15. Transport planning Paul Mees, 16. Healthy planning Jennifer Kent, Susan Thompson and Anthony Capon.