Land use

Report

Prepared for Horticulture New Zealand
15 Aug 2018

The Pukekohe hub comprises 4,359 hectares of some of New Zealand’s most fertile and productive soils. It is a small area – just 0.01% of the size of Auckland. While Pukekohe accounts for just 3.8% of the country’s land under fruit and vegetable production, it...

Research report

7 Aug 2018

This paper provides an overview of the evidence that Infrastructure Victoria will consider in developing its final advice to the Victorian government on the infrastructure requirements for highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.

Research report

18 Jul 2018

This report identifies the policy challenges that need to be addressed to strengthen Melbourne’s foodbowl and the opportunities that could be leveraged, focusing on three key policy issues: protecting farmland, strengthening the viability of farming and increasing water access.

Report

27 Jun 2018

This audit assessed whether the state’s unallocated Crown land and unmanaged reserves are being effectively managed to minimise human and environmental health risks from contamination on these sites.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Transit Orientated Development (TOD) provides a nuanced, policy-relevant design to connect social and planning frameworks to create low-carbon communities. This form of urban development aims to co-locate sustainable housing, transport and consolidated urban forms. Fully integrated TODs offer strong potential to blend social and environmental...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

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;...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Small urban manufacturers (‘makers’) are scattered throughout the inner suburbs of Australian cities. Makers differ in many ways from traditional industry in the small-scale of their operations, their connection to their materials, tools and methods, their commitment to their neighbourhood and community, and their philosophical...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Aboriginal stone arrangements in Australia are rarely found intact. These installations are even more difficult to appreciate their existence, to understand their cultural roles and narratives for Aboriginal communities, and conclusively understand what they mean to current generations. Many reside in the individual and or...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Melbourne is a modern secular society with a high population of migrants, where a range of approaches exists in making urban public spaces. Yet, distinctive structures, design elements and dedicated areas representing the ethno-religious diversity that characterises the city are less common and even scarce...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

As cities continue to expand outwards and the pressure for urban infill intensifies, there has been increased community concern around the protection and enhancement of urban natures. In land-use planning processes, the inability of nonhuman nature to communicate or deliberate in matters affecting them, tends...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Land is a finite resource with highly variable quality. Its rate of creation is negligible on the human scale. Land is also not a commodity as are other tradeable goods. The supply of high quality land, amenity-rich land with high-quality supplies of natural resources, such...

Guide

13 Jun 2018

This guideline provides information for councils, the community and other stakeholders on the contents of a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), how it is made, and how it is implemented.

Report

1 Jun 2018

This is the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) tenth statutory Progress Report to Parliament – an important moment to reflect on the UK's achievements in tackling climate change to date. 2018 also marks the tenth year since the Climate Change Act came into force and,...

Commentary

Melbourne bird survey supports research suggesting native species thrive better if planning includes environmental reserves, rather than backyards
31 May 2018

A new study published online in the British Ecological Society journal this weekfound that development models based on a “land sharing” approach, where native species are provided with habitat in the form of the inter-connected backyards and tree-lined streets of a low-density suburb, performed poorly...

Journal article

24 May 2018

Conservation of biodiversity in urban environments depends on species’ responses to the intensity of urban development. ‘Land sharing’ and ‘land sparing’ represent alternate ends of a gradient that conceptualises a trade-off between the human population and biodiversity. We used a linear optimisation procedure to 1)...

Report

The success of women caring for country as Indigenous rangers and on Indigenous Protected Areas
18 May 2018

The case studies in this report demonstrate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls are taking advantage of opportunities through land and sea management to further express and develop their strength, confidence and leadership.

Journal article

1 May 2018

The city of Melbourne is located in a highly productive agricultural region with the capacity to meet approximately 41% of the city population’s food needs. Melbourne’s “foodbowl” is an important building block in a resilient and sustainable food system for this rapidly growing city. This...

Research report

27 Apr 2018

This research report explores ways that landholders can improve profitability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver broader environmental benefits at the same time. These objectives are known as ‘multiple benefits.'

Report

24 Apr 2018

This report outlines how more than one million hectares of woody vegetation, an area more than seven times larger than the size of Queensland’s capital, has been cleared between 2012-13 and 2015-16.

Research report

Data to 2017
19 Apr 2018

This report shows that, in some areas, soil and biodiversity are being seriously compromised by human actions. The evidence in the report highlights that the way land is used is contributing directly to erosion, and soil and water degradation, and is reducing the health and...

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