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

Governments and cities around Australia and indeed the world have recognised the need to shift toward more inclusive decision making processes, particularly when dealing with issues of the public realm. Despite some significant efforts in this space, including in the creation of urban living laboratories,...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Ample research has been conducted investigating the built environment (BE) impacts on pedestrian movement (PM). A clear division is evident in the literature on BE-PM links: one group tends to use geographic measures (metric distance) of the environment to explain pedestrian behaviour; the other group...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

In countries throughout the developed world, large cities are growing while hinterland communities are shrinking. The unique challenges posed by population decline require unique solutions: as shrinking cities researchers have found, superimposing growth-oriented strategies onto shrinking communities is not effective in addressing the impacts of...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Although the service hub concept is most commonly associated with deprived areas of the North American inner city, similar clusters of facilities can also be found in other contexts. In this paper, we conceptualise urban campgrounds in Auckland, New Zealand as small-scale service hubs for...

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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