Peter Newman

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Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute
Curtin University

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Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

The share of prefabricated modular residential buildings in the Australian construction market is growing mainly because they are quicker to erect on-site than traditional construction, and often cheaper; but how about their carbon footprint and more particularly their thermal performance? To...

Conference paper

11 Dec 2015

Due to the unsustainable nature of urban sprawl, Australian metropolitan strategies have increasing been pushing for increased levels of infill: the redevelopment of existing urban (typically residential) land. However, the current infill models of Brownfield and lot-by-lot redevelopment are...

Research report

17 Apr 2015

The Perth Freight Link (PFL) has been announced as a major transport opportunity to solve the heavy goods truck problems in Perth. By taking trucks via a toll road around an extended Roe Highway, through Stock Road and Leach Highway to the Fremantle Inner Harbour it has been proposed to...

Audio program

11 Feb 2015

Professor Peter Newman from Curtin University claims that Perth is much more than a relic of the 'Wild West'. The population is growing and it is suggested that there'll be a population of about five million by 2050. The infrastructure has grown remarkably over the years. 25 years ago Perth had...

Discussion paper

11 Aug 2014

It is five years since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and its knock-on effects are still playing out in ways that are likely to have longer-term implications than those purely financial in nature; namely, its impact on the green agendas of governments and industries and the brake it has...

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15 Apr 2014

The Pilbara could well be seen as the region that has won the lottery twice. In the 1950’s, iron ore was discovered in the Hamersley ranges1 . Development started in 1961 and by the mid 1970’s the region was extracting 100Mtpa in ore (Department of Mines and Petroleum, 2009), which has grown...

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12 Feb 2014

Many car-dependent cities have major transit projects stuck in financial and economic assessment due to inadequate links between land use, transport, and funding. This has left most urban transport networks underfunded and requiring significant government support. During this widening transit...



18 Sep 2013

In Australia’s middle and outer suburbs, rooftop solar technology provides a clear way to reduce the emissions from the energy our houses use. But higher density housing types (apartments and medium density housing) do not lend themselves to rooftop solar at the scale needed to make a difference...

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Journal article

06 Jun 2013

This paper examines the early phases of a 21st century energy transition that involves distributed generation technologies employing low or zero carbon emission power sources and their take-up within Australia, with particular reference to the major cities and solar photovoltaics (PV). This...

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Briefing paper

20 Jul 2010

This paper sets out to examine the prospect of transitioning the regional mining towns of the Pilbara (particularly Karratha and Port Hedland) into desirable, liveable and affordable cities. These mining towns bear all the hallmarks of being built around projects only, and need to transition...