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Planning: Referencing for Planning

How to search for and find information on planning


As Built Environment students, you will be asked to use the APA 7th referencing style

What is referencing and why is it important? 


At university you are expected to reference information sources used in your assignments. Referencing is important as it:

  • gives credit to authors
  • shows that you’ve done your research  
  • means that others can find the resources you have used .

Referencing for Planning 


As a built environment student, you will be asked to use the APA 7th referencing style. The Library's APA guide will give you guidance, templates and examples you can use to build your own references. 

Sample references for Planning



Wilkinson, S., & Dixon, T. (2016). Green roof retrofit : Building urban resilience. Wiley.

Journal article:

Floyd, J., Iaquinto, B., Ison, R., & Collins, K. (2014). Managing complexity in Australian urban water governance: Transitioning Sydney to a water sensitive city. Futures : the Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies, 61(C), 1–12.

Web page:

Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment. (n.d.). Interactive house. New South Wales Planning Portal.

Library database:

Isurv. (n.d.). Heritage issues.


Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW).

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