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Urban Policy & Practice

This collection includes resources related to cities and towns, public infrastructure, planning, transportation and more. The collection is supported by the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology as part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project

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Urban Policy & Practice

Report

21 Sep 2017

This report represents the expertise, experience and advice of almost 200 individuals working in community engagement, government, peak industry bodies, institutional investors, project planners and proponents, sector recruitment and civil society. These contributions were complemented by a...

Research report

21 Sep 2017

This report presents the outcomes of a pilot study exploring how the building and planning system is delivering a sustainable built environment in Australia. The study was funded by the Australian Communities Foundation through the Green Cities Innovation fund and undertaken by a team of...

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21 Sep 2017

Businesses and other organisations are managing their greenhouse gas emissions to position themselves for growth and competitiveness in a lower-emissions future. Businesses are also choosing to go one step further and demonstrate leadership and corporate responsibility by becoming carbon neutral...

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Report

20 Sep 2017

This project’s objective was to inform the horticulture industry and the 202020 Vision’s identification of priority areas for greening. Our central question was: how can local government greening efforts be most effective in addressing differences in metropolitan residents’ social, economic and...

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Research report

19 Sep 2017

The Hort Innovation Green Cities project “Measuring Australia’s Green Space Asset” (MUGS) undertook a global review of urban green space (UGS) measurement research and engaged with Australian stakeholders to gauge current practice.

The overall aim of the project was to foster best-...

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Video program

19 Sep 2017

With support from Sustainability Victoria, the Coalition for Community Energy has updated the Small-Scale Community Solar Guide.

Originally published in 2014 as Appendix E of the National Community Energy Strategy, this guide provides practical guidance for communities wanting to develop...

Report

18 Sep 2017

The City of Sydney (CoS), relative to other local governments, has made some progress in the area of affordable housing. However, the affordable housing it has helped provide in the LGA remains well short of the desired target. 

This paper investigates the strategies used by the CoS to...

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Policy report

14 Sep 2017

We know that a shortage of shovel ready land and embedded charges and planning costs can add 30% to the cost of a new home. These costs are attributed to inadequate land supply, embedded land costs, rising developer and infrastructure charges and poor planning and zoning.

These costs have...

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Report

14 Sep 2017

Energy supply and use in Australia continues to change. The type of energy we use and how we use this energy is changing, as new technologies are adopted, as our economy changes in structure and as our awareness of our energy use grows. Energy production is increasingly export-oriented as our...

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Draft report

13 Sep 2017

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to State Planning Policy 5.4 Road and Rail Noise and associated guidelines.

A key objective of SPP 5.4 is to minimise the impact of road and rail noise on noise-sensitive land uses; and protect...

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Video program

12 Sep 2017

This New Zealand documentary from Bryan Bruce investigates the reasons house prices have soared while the home ownership rate is falling. The result is there are people sleeping in cars and "rental refugees" in Whangarei.

In considering causes, Bruce reflects "My dad was a postman and my...

Video program

12 Sep 2017

With support from Sustainability Victoria, the Coalition for Community Energy has updated the Small-Scale Community Solar Guide. Originally published in 2014 as Appendix E of the National Community Energy Strategy, this guide provides practical guidance for communities wanting to develop their...

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Report

11 Sep 2017

The Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources focus throughout this inquiry was on the social aspects of driverless vehicles in Australia. While technological developments and questions and regulatory approaches were considered within that context, the committee’s...

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06 Sep 2017

Australia’s energy system is undergoing unprecedented transformation. Evidence of these radical transformations can be seen in the portfolio of supply resources in the National Electricity Market (NEM) over the last decade. Since 2014, new supply resources entering the NEM have been...

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Briefing paper

06 Sep 2017

UK energy policy is at crossroads. The combination of ambitious carbon targets, aging energy infrastructure and rising fuel poverty warrant bold political decisions to ensure a successful and fair transition to a low-carbon economy. Energy efficiency in homes can play a key role in delivering...

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06 Sep 2017

Evan Siddall, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CEO, delivers his message for the National Housing Conference 2017 in Sydney, Australia at the International Conference Centre on 29 November - 1 December 2017.

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Audio program

05 Sep 2017

As the proportion of renters continues to rise around the country, there's growing acceptance that for many, the great Australian dream of owning a home will be out of reach.

Last week, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia called...

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Article

05 Sep 2017

The Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn since 2016 have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities: Townsville, Sunshine Coast-Noosa, Greater Newcastle, Wollongong, Launceston, Darwin, Geelong and Hobart.

This work has been providing...

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05 Sep 2017

This video shows people that it’s possible to cut Australian cities’ greenhouse gas emission by 80% by 2040, and helps people imagine what a low carbon future city might be like to live in.

The film debuts at the Sustainable Communities National Summit, being hosted by the Municipal...

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Guide

05 Sep 2017

This set of resources outlines what you need to know to get a small-scale community solar project off the ground. Specifically, this Guide aims to help community energy groups to understand:

x The models of community solar that we know work in the current context

x The legal...

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