City planning

Report

Final inquiry report
4 Dec 2018

This study examined disruptive digital technologies, investigating their potential for reshaping housing markets and reconfiguring housing policy. It provides housing policy makers and practitioners with a nuanced understanding of how technology is already restructuring housing markets and affecting housing assistance programs, as well as insights...

Report

29 Nov 2018

Making Brisbane ‘liveable’ is a policy objective of the Queensland government. In some domains of liveability, Brisbane performs well in comparison to other Australian cities in its policy ambition and performance. However, to achieve its liveability aspirations, greater ambition is required in some of its...

Article

21 Nov 2018

An Australian government-owned company has launched the country’s first building census which maps every building with a roof area of more than nine square metres. The Geoscape dataset produced by PSMA Australia identifies a total of 15,243,669 buildings.

The data set collects information on...

Journal article

19 Nov 2018

Over the past few decades, cities have repeatedly demonstrated high levels of ambition with regard to climate action. Global environmental governance has been marked by a proliferation of policy actions taken by local governments around the world to demonstrate their potential to advance climate change...

Report

A global assessment of where and how to conserve nature for biodiversity and human wellbeing
13 Nov 2018

This century will be remembered as the urban century. Our generation will witness the most significant urban growth in human history. By 2050, there will be 2.4 billion more people in cities, a rate of urban growth that is equivalent to building a city with...

Report

6 Nov 2018

In 2015, nations reached a historic global agreement on climate change and made first commitments through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which outline their climate action ambition, addressing both climate change mitigation (or low emission development) and adaptation to climate change. However, despite commendable efforts,...

Article

Digging into the successes and stumbles of Philly’s ambitious 25-year stormwater mitigation plan
5 Nov 2018

Digging into the successes and stumbles of Philly’s ambitious 25-year stormwater mitigation plan. Read the full article on Next City

Guide

31 Oct 2018

The Code for Smart Communities was created to help guide urban development practices in Australia and New Zealand by embracing technology, data and intelligent design as a catalyst for positive change.

Report

30 Oct 2018

This report summarises the Monash University research outcomes for Project B2.2/2.3—Protection and restoration of urban freshwater ecosystems: informing management and planning.

Nitrogen management is imperative. Synthetically derived nitrogen and an increase in impervious surfaces have rapidly increased the amount of nitrogen in rivers and...

Strategy

25 Oct 2018

Amid Greater Sydney’s growth in the knowledge economy, the story and importance of our industrial and urban services activities get somewhat overlooked. Data actually tells us that the industrial and urban services sector is growing; becoming more efficient and adaptable, providing more jobs and making...

Report

16 Oct 2018

This report aims to stimulate an informed public discussion around the future requirements of a rapidly changing Australia – and how a national planning framework would help meet those needs.

Case study

10 Oct 2018

Application of water sensitive urban design strategies to provide retention, ltration, litter management and bio- retention outcomes, as well as improvements to local amenity.

The Kings Square development in Perth’s central business district is part of Perth City Link – an urban renewal project...

Case study

10 Oct 2018

Urban parklands can be upgraded to be multifunctional water treatment and flood management assets.

Built in 2001, the Kunshan Forest Park is a National Urban Wetland Park covering an area of 166 hectares in the northwest of Kunshan city in Jiangsu province, China. The...

Case study

9 Oct 2018

Urban household water supplied by rainwater.

The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2 . All of the water supplied to the...

Case study

9 Oct 2018

Strategically implementing storage and permeable surfaces to mitigate flood risks.

The Elizabeth Street Catchment Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Plan aims to mitigate the extreme flood risks present in the 308-hectare Elizabeth Street Catchment. The plan includes a suite of targets, projects and initiatives...

Conference paper

5 Oct 2018

Australia’s cities face significant social, economic and environmental challenges, driven by population growth and rapid urbanisation. The pressure to increase housing availability will lead to greater levels of high-density and medium-density stock. However, there is enormous political and community pushback against this. One way to...

Article

5 Oct 2018

As dozens of cities try to slash carbon emissions by 2050, Copenhagen aims to do it in half the time - in just seven years.

Around the world, more than 70 major cities have pledged to end their reliance on fossil fuels and stop...

Guide

Version 1.0
3 Oct 2018

Planning schemes are the primary tool to enable state and local government land use planning policies to be implemented and effect positive change to the built environment. This guide will help practitioners implement these principles in the day to day formulation and drafting of planning...

Article

2 Oct 2018

For greater housing diversity, new typologies can be designed to support emerging household needs over time. Additionally, architects can explore the notion of creating more diversity in available housing stock. Finally, housing provision can be expanded beyond procurement models, financial structures and living arrangements driven...

Report

1 Oct 2018

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...

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