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

The conversion of former industrial buildings and identifying heritage as a commodity has become a pervasive trend, especially over the last decade. Adaptive re-use of old industrial buildings is often seen as an alternative to demolition and replacement and as the primary development solution for...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Cities are comprised of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of small parcels of individually owned land. The fractured nature of these tenures, combined with the network of administrative and infrastructural bodies governing them, makes any form of significant and coordinated planning change incredibly complicated,...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Thermally uncomfortable outdoor environments can significantly affect liveability of cities. Australia is likely to experience between 0.6 °C and 3.8 °C increase in temperature by the end of the 21st century. In warmer climates, increased demand for indoor air-conditioning results in higher energy demand and...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Objecting to a planning application is one of the most visible and direct methods for the public to participate in the shaping of their urban environment. Unlike many planning systems around the world, Victoria includes rights for third-parties to lodge a submission in favour or...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Densification of cities and suburbs is a contentious issue for many communities in lower-density settings. Local opposition to densification is often premised on concerns about the inadequacy of existing infrastructure to support growing populations and is strongest and most successful in wealthier neighbourhoods. While the...

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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