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Metropolitan planning policy in Australia has focussed on creating more compact cities for the past twenty years. Yet the multi-nodal expression of Australian compact city policies has, to date, proven difficult to implement (Newton and Glackin 2014; Chhetri et al. 2013; Woodcock et al. 2011;...
Pasifika migrant perspectives of well-being are linked to their spatial behaviour and material cultural adaptations within urban areas. In order to understand the significance of material cultural adaptations we must also consider the underpinnings of the materials and templates used within context. The characteristics of...
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...
Australian capital cities are among the most expensive in the world, and the persistent shortage of affordable housing is a significant driver of housing overcrowding, particularly in the private rental sector. Health and wellbeing issues arise from closer contact between household members including increased spread...
In academic research, neighbour relationships are generally viewed as either absent – having been gradually eroded by processes of mobility and privatisation – or as positive in the way they engender greater levels of community resilience, neighbourhood attachment and reduced fear of crime. Yet, less...
This research looks at how water sensitive urban design (WSUD) has been adopted in modern statutory planning frameworks and whether current frameworks are sufficient to maximise the uptake of WSUD opportunities in Australia’s cities.
This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia
This evaluation considers the 2016 business case for Brisbane's Cross River Rail proposal. Infrastructure Australia would welcome the opportunity to consider a revised business case which addresses our concerns with benefit estimation, and clarifies the estimated timeframe for the emerging capacity problem. A revised business...
An explosion in the number of high-rise apartments across our capital cities is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in "jam-packed" public schools. Too many students and not enough classrooms. How did government's get it so wrong?
The draft South East Queensland Regional Plan , released for comment last year, has made a number of improvements on previous versions. There will always be dissent from industry and property sector interests and there are certainly some sections of the plan and its intended...