Urban development

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18 Jun 2018

This paper discussed urban specific wind patterns and their influence on urban liveability in Adelaide CBD. Comfortable wind speed may vary between 1m/s and 5m/s (maximum 3-seconds higher gust in 80% of the time). However, the effect of wind speed on outdoor thermal comfort may...

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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...

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18 Jun 2018

Thermally uncomfortable outdoor environments can significantly affect liveability of cities. Australia is likely to experience between 0.6 °C and 3.8 °C increase in temperature by the end of the 21st century. In warmer climates, increased demand for indoor air-conditioning results in higher energy demand and...

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18 Jun 2018

Housing supply theory has established a number of influences on the quantity and price of housing. These include construction cost, house prices, interest rates, land prices, demographics and government policies. A subset of the housing market comprises retirement communities, which (in Australia) are restricted to...

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18 Jun 2018

Urban green spaces provide many benefits to urban dwellers, from the environmental functions of cooling, air purification, stormwater mediation and biodiversity habitat, to contributions to mental and physical well-being, sense of place and connections to community. Urban environmental justice requires that there is equitable access...

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18 Jun 2018

A preoccupation with the aesthetic ideal of beauty has marked an anthropocentric notion of civilisation and a human centred approach to the way we design our urban environments. By untaming aesthetics this study explores a broader definition of aesthetics beyond the human to connect species...

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18 Jun 2018

Compact city policies have become planning orthodoxy over the past three decades. But compact city development takes many forms, and the compact city concept often obscures a diverse range of social, economic and environmental outcomes of urban densification. In Australia the compact city agenda has...

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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...

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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...

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18 Jun 2018

Auckland has 47% of New Zealand’s multi-owned properties, and they account for 31% of all properties in Auckland. These multi-owned properties are either unit titles (strata titles), or cross leases. Cross leases are a unique form of property ownership developed by a lawyer in the...

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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...

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18 Jun 2018

Australian cities are increasingly important for the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, supporting more species per unit area than non-urban regions. Canberra is a case in point with its existing suburbs and greenfield developments occurring alongside nationally threatened ecological communities and species in...

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18 Jun 2018

Improving urban productivity is central to the Australian Government’s Smart Cities agenda. Urban productivity is fundamentally related to the capacity of firms to access high quality labour pools and in turn for workers to access optimal employment without high costs. Yet Australia lacks systematic analysis...

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18 Jun 2018

The geography of firm location is a longstanding focus in urban studies. This paper examines the distribution of Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed headquarters in Australian cities. It focusses on change in the distribution of firm locations between 2013 and 2016 by sector, with a...

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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...

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18 Jun 2018

This paper explores how participatory processes and the politics of contestation and resistance attempt to influence discourses in government initiated urban renewal. The focus is specifically on the North Parramatta urban renewal project and the role of power relations and legitimacy discourses in participatory processes...

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18 Jun 2018

As pressures of urban development and renewal impact the fabric of contemporary cities, parks and open space are increasingly under threat, which is compounded by the general lack of strategic open space planning at the state level. Simultaneously, as cities compete to attract global companies,...

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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;...

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18 Jun 2018

Tram patronage in Melbourne has risen to over 200 million passengers annually, its highest since the peaks of the 1950s. Trams in Melbourne continue to be among the world’s slowest due to traffic congestion, with many routes operating at or above capacity in peak periods....

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