Cities and towns

Report

Inquiry into the Australian Government's role in the development of cities
17 Sep 2018

This report asserts that the successful development of both cities and regions is intrinsically linked. Regional development needs to be seen as part of a broader pattern of national development, with cities, towns and regions being developed as part of an integrated whole. This demands...

Report

10 Sep 2018

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.

Report

23 Jul 2018

This project examined drones from several contrasting and complementary perspectives - not just technology, but also policy, economics and societal impact.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Transport planning in Auckland provides limited opportunities for genuine public involvement in defining transport problems and their solutions. In recent years, this scenario has changed due to the emergence of proactive community groups in transport planning debate in Auckland. The purpose of this paper is...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

This study investigates attitudes towards smart work arrangements and examines the motivations and constraints in the public sector. It is based on a survey that received 300 responses across Departments in the Australian Capital Territory Government. The study indicated a high demand for smart work...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

In land use, design and development terms the modern university in Australia is a fixture in all urban environments including central business districts, inner city, middle ring, outer suburbs, and regional towns. The predominant spatial pattern in the university expansion era of the late 1950s...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Traditionally, parents have moved to low density, middle and outer suburbs of Australian cities to raise their children. However census data shows that between 2001 and 2011, the number of families raising children in inner-city, higher density, suburbs has increased. Many of these suburbs are...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

There are currently many families with young children living in inner city Melbourne, in high density apartment buildings designed for singles or couples without children, which has significant implications for children’s health and development. This literature review formed part of a wider research project with...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Urban green spaces (UGS) like parks, sports grounds and bush reserves provide opportunities for city dwellers to interact with the natural environment. Our study sought to establish the importance of UGS for city dwellers to not only interact, but ‘connect’, with nature given that research...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

There are many advocates and critics of urban agriculture’s role in a sustainable food system but little quantitative data, potentially due the difficulties in collecting it. Urban food production is an example of a distributed system intrinsically linked to urban farmers and urban lifestyles and...

Conference paper

The cases of Honeysuckle, Newcastle; Palmer Street, Townsville and Penrith
18 Jun 2018

The dormant cityscape continues to haunt many of our burgeoning, high growth cities. Former port lands, ‘brownfield’ sites and degraded suburban areas persist in these states for what appears to be decades without any apparent revival. Despite the usual forms of planning, zoning and controls...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Recent research shows that city size can be used as a predictor for many of its socio-economic attributes. Recent work has also found that as Australian cities have grown, so has their income inequality. Census data for the Significant Urban Regions (SUAs) of Australia demonstrated...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

In the light of growing trends in global carbon emissions, and the resultant impacts of climate change, it has become imperative for cities to reframe their development patterns and policies to facilitate a transition towards carbon neutrality. The 30-Year Plan of Greater Adelaide attempts to...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Although urban sprawl has been largely discussed, the range of determinants for the incorporation of rural lands remain less systematised and mainly framed by transport improvements, housing shortage and land-market constraints. Because of that, measures to tackle impacts of sprawl are lacking considering determinants operate...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

This paper reports on new research to understand the preparedness of government planning agencies for the arrival of new technologies of automated private and public transport vehicles in Australasian cities. Already corporations are playing an increasing role in the shaping of Australian cities through their...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Scholars have recently signaled that the 100 Resilient Cities network may be facilitating a new understanding of resilience, which is being operationalised into urban strategy. Resilient Melbourne, for example, strongly suggests that urban resilience responses could be moving from a focus on engineering resilience to...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Shortage of natural landscape in contemporary cities causes urban environments to lose vibrancy and attractiveness for human inhabitants. Urban development is driven by excessing need for density to accommodate urban dwellers in less energy and infrastructure demanding urban settings. However, urban development – in its...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

It has been universally acknowledged that car dependency is rapidly increasing amongst families with children, particularly in developed countries. This paper, as part of an ongoing research project, aims to frame sustainable mobility through the lens of children’s daily life. The key aim of this...

Strategy

Uniting Newcastle-the Central Coast-Sydney-Wolongong
5 Jun 2018

The Committee for Sydney has produced this blueprint for uniting Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Wollongong into an economic powerhouse of ten million people.

Report

28 May 2018

As Australia embarks on its first publicly-funded airport project in more than three decades at Badgerys Creek, there are lessons and insights to be taken from the Unites States' experience of airport cities.

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