Organisation

Australian Cities Research Network

Acronym
ACRN
Description

Australian cities and their regions are complex adaptive systems in which the most interesting research and policy issues cut across disciplinary boundaries.

Profound problems face all cities including the security of energy and water supplies, air and water pollution, waste management, the wellbeing of residents, social polarisation and change, the impact of labour market restructuring and crises in their transport systems.

The Network

  • Sponsors and sustains multi- and trans-disciplinary research into these problems,
  • Explores the reasons for the form and structure of our cities and regions,
  • Develops a communication path between academics, industry and government,
  • Develops better evidence based city and regional policies,
  • Identifies new opportunities for the development of cities and regions consistent with the pursuit of environmental sustainability.

Items published

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Australia’s population is ageing rapidly, yet we continue to make housing choices as though we will never grow old. New housing typologies, including alternative finance and governance models, will be needed to provide housing options suitable to our ageing population. An emerging response is cohousing,...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Small urban manufacturers (‘makers’) are scattered throughout the inner suburbs of Australian cities. Makers differ in many ways from traditional industry in the small-scale of their operations, their connection to their materials, tools and methods, their commitment to their neighbourhood and community, and their philosophical...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Contestation resulting from (and further embedding) spatial and social injustice in cities is one of the most intractable issues facing theorists and practitioners in contemporary cities. Approaching contestation via retributive, procedural or distributive justice lenses alone have led to different urban solutions but also failed...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Compact city policies have become planning orthodoxy over the past three decades. But compact city development takes many forms, and the compact city concept often obscures a diverse range of social, economic and environmental outcomes of urban densification. In Australia the compact city agenda has...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Aboriginal stone arrangements in Australia are rarely found intact. These installations are even more difficult to appreciate their existence, to understand their cultural roles and narratives for Aboriginal communities, and conclusively understand what they mean to current generations. Many reside in the individual and or...

Items associated

Conference paper

11 Dec 2015

There is a growing imperative for infrastructure decisions in Australia to be based on evidenced based approaches which are data driven. Urban growth modelling is increasingly being used in strategic infrastructure planning practice. However, current models tend to be "once-off" applications based on static equilibrium...

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