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Climate policies on building retrofits, bus networks and district energy and cooling can generate millions of jobs, save households billions of dollars, and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths related to urban pollution all over the world.
The report helps policymakers establish the case...
This paper assesses the quality and accessibility of public transport services in Australia’s five largest cities. The paper reveals the extent of public transport disadvantage in some areas compared to others and the impact on travel patterns and liveability.
In July 2018, a delegation from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities visited China. Travelling to four cities in five days, the delegation bore witness to the incredible progress made by China, particularly in the development of cities and transport...
The Light Rail Stage 2 project passes through and adjacent to a number of key cultural and heritage sites and, like all projects and proposals in these areas, must be consistent with the legal requirements imposed by the National Capital Plan. The committee is concerned...
Transport pollution is one of the major drivers of climate change in Australia’s towns and cities. A new Climate Council report has found:Transport is Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution (after electricity) Congestion is a $16 billion dollar handbrake on the...
Australia’s population is growing rapidly. The major cities of Sydney and Melbourne, in particular, are booming. Many people are asking whether the growth rates of the past decade are sustainable, or whether Australia has reached a tipping point where congestion and other downsides of growth...
A fundamental challenge for establishing the case for climate action in cities is the lack of suitable knowledge, evidence and calculation tools to understand the wider benefits of climate action and the interlinkages between other urban agendas, including other social and economic priorities such as...
This report, measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress, calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.
Billions of taxpayer dollars are committed before all the evidence for, and against, infrastructure projects is in, and basic rules of economic modelling are broken.
The Committee for Sydney and Sydney Business Chamber have produced economic modelling which concludes that a 15-minute journey between the CBD and Parramatta will deliver a bigger jobs benefit for Western Sydney than a slower journey would.