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

In an era where increasingly urban planning is required to envisage and model development and growth scenarios, there is a dearth of creative, flexible, timely and three-dimensional electronic tools that allow the planners to both model and visualize their scenarios without wading through extensive computer...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Engaging the private sector in the social housing provision is a contested public policy discussion in Australia and internationally. A valuable reference case for Australia is the social housing policy in Chile, which has drifted from a traditional procurement approach, meaning that the public sector...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Metro-bound commuters are people who live in regional areas and travel to major cities for work, connecting regional cities and towns with the major cities and their prospering economies. As governments invest in regional transport infrastructure, as well as become concerned about spatial inequity, how...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Australian cities are increasingly important for the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, supporting more species per unit area than non-urban regions. Canberra is a case in point with its existing suburbs and greenfield developments occurring alongside nationally threatened ecological communities and species in...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Social connectedness increases physical and psychological wellbeing, reducing rates of morbidity and mortality. New communities, on the fringe of Australian cities, have residents who are at particular risk of social isolation, making it important to identify facilitators of social connectedness that could be utilised in...

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