Cities and towns

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Strategy

1 May 2018

This report proposes a series of reforms to revitalise Sydney’s town centres and drive economic growth across the city.

Strategy

4 Apr 2018

This report argues that the creation of physical spaces that bring together new, high-value businesses, researchers and related service providers (so called EICs), will drive job growth, attract investment and underpin the future competitiveness of Victoria’s economy.

Book

22 Mar 2018

This resource provides an in-depth insight into how to engage citizens and city-building in the complex, contemporary city.

Strategy

21 Mar 2018

This strategy outlines a vision for three, integrated and connected cities, that will rebalance Greater Sydney – placing housing, jobs, infrastructure and services within easier reach of more residents, no matter where they live.

Policy report

23 Feb 2018

This is the fifth paper in Infrastructure Australia's Reform Series. It provides advice to Australian governments on improving the productivity and liveability of our largest cities as they grow over the next thirty years.

Research report

19 Jan 2018

This report presents the findings from four focus group discussions conducted during Spring 2017 and serves as a first step in an ongoing investigation into the potential to innovate and nature of coworking issues facing people in outer Melbourne suburbs.

Report

8 Dec 2017

The Performance Framework allows users to track the performance of cities across key measures: jobs and skills; infrastructure and investment; liveability and sustainability; innovation and digital opportunities; governance, planning and regulation; and housing.

Report

5 Dec 2017

This research suggests that in 2016-17, Sydney and Melbourne drove the national economy, while Perth is in recession.

Report

1 Dec 2017

A child-friendly approach to urban planning is a vital part of creating inclusive cities that work better for everyone. Designing for urban childhoods inspires us to respond positively to the challenges, and sets out actions that can help take us to a more child-friendly future...

Report

8 Nov 2017

Using tools and case studies, this whitepaper builds the case for why economic development practitioners should work with small-scale manufacturers, and the synergies created when these businesses locate in downtowns and mixed use centers.

Policy report

Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index 2017
2 Nov 2017

Arcadis’ 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, compiled in partnership with research firm Cebr, tracks the overall performance of the mobility systems in 100 cities around the world. The index is built from 23 separate indicators grouped into three sub-indices: People, Planet and Profit.

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Commentary

26 Oct 2017

The populations of Sydney and Melbourne are both expected to exceed 8.5 million by 2061. What will Australia’s cities look like then? Will they still be among the world’s lowest-density cities?

Draft report

A metropolis of three cities - connecting people
20 Oct 2017

This draft plan is built on a vision where the people of Greater Sydney live within thirty minutes of their jobs, education and health facilities, services and great places.

Audio podcast

20 Oct 2017

Urban thinker Julie Wagner describes how so-called innovation districts in cities around the world evolve or are planned, and how their reliance on the physical and the local — in even the most high tech of industries — serves to foster creativity and collaboration.

Discussion paper

19 Oct 2017

Auckland is confronted with a three-sided growth challenge. There are not enough homes, there is growing traffic congestion and solving either problem is becoming increasingly unaffordable.

Commentary

16 Oct 2017

Vital Signs is a report series that gathers good-quality data about a city from reputable sources to provide a snapshot of its community, explains Catherine Brown.

Report

16 Oct 2017

Like most Australian cities, Melbourne faces many challenges as it strives to be a 'liveable' place to reside for its citizens.

Research report

Mapping urban policy implementation and evidence-based national liveability indicators
12 Oct 2017

Representing the culmination of five years of research, this report examines seven domains of a city’s liveability that also promote the health and wellbeing of Australians – walkability, public transport, public open spaces, housing affordability, employment and the food and alcohol environments.

Report

11 Oct 2017

With population growth pressures adding to the challenge for Melbourne, how do we ensure we take the right road to the future for the world’s most liveable city?

Journal article

25 Sep 2017

Metropolitan planning and development of Australia’s cities has been strongly influenced by what could be termed the “North American model” of low-density, car-dependent suburban development on greenfield master-planned housing estates. But this is all set to change.