Built environment

Report

12 Dec 2018

Why is US energy so inexpensive? Why is its electricity more reliable and pricing more transparent than Australia’s? Why are its carbon emissions declining faster relative to Australia? This report seeks to answer those questions, clarifying what’s at stake if Australian policymakers do not change...

Discussion paper

12 Dec 2018

The Queensland Labor government has offered Adani a “beneficial” royalty deal that would loan hundreds of millions, on subsidised terms it is keeping secret, under a “transparent policy framework” that was a few dot points at the end of a press release.

Report

11 Dec 2018

This paper provides advice to governments, industry, and the community on how to enable best-practice sequencing. It calls for an overhaul of the way new housing and infrastructure in our largest cities is delivered, proposing changes to current planning systems, governance frameworks, and funding arrangements...

Report

11 Dec 2018

In October 2016, the NSW government accepted an unsolicited proposal from IFM Investors and AustralianSuper to lease 50.4 per cent of Ausgrid for 99 years. The deal followed the federal government’s rejection of two bids from foreign investors, for national security reasons. This performance audit...

Commentary

11 Dec 2018

Urban policymaking, plan-making and place-making in Australia could be about to get smarter, writes Peter Newton and Mark Burry.

Journal article

6 Dec 2018

Built environment interventions must move beyond simple ecological sustainability to encouraging ways of life that are healthy for both humans and the planet. There are key challenges facing this new approach.

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...

Commentary

4 Dec 2018

While public transport remains marginalised in policy and practice, private cars will continue to dominate the way we travel.

Policy report

Onshore oil and gas policy background paper
4 Dec 2018

This review found growing evidence of direct health impacts, as well as a clear potential for indirect impacts of gas and oil mining on essential environmental determinants of health, including a stable climate, air quality, water quality, water security, food security, community cohesion and, in...

Report

29 Nov 2018

This research progresses the priority areas identified by the National Mental Health Commission and provides evidence about the systemic issues and policy levers to provide housing and services for people with mental health issues.

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...

Report

An industry led pathway to a zero carbon ready building code
26 Nov 2018

Improved energy performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity, reducing stress on the electricity network, offering bill savings, supporting a least-cost pathway to a zero carbon built environment, and improving health and resilience outcomes for households and businesses.

The National Construction Code is a...

Video

MSSI Oration 2018
26 Nov 2018

Professor Lars Coenen delivered this year's annual MSSI Oration on Tuesday 20 November. As his research on innovative cities and regions in Europe and Australia shows, Coenen highlights that we urgently need to rethink what innovation is and how to go about it.

Reports

23 Nov 2018

The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of...

Report

22 Nov 2018

This study identified five Australian housing markets that could use online technology to match highly specific ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’. The five markets considered are: swaps in public housing; disability accessible housing; low-cost private rental housing brokerage; apartment presales for low/mid income earners; and precinct-level urban...

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...

Report

21 Nov 2018

This report estimates the health burden of air pollution from individual coal-fired power stations in NSW. It is significant new research made possible by recent studies of particle characterisation and atmospheric transport of pollution.

Report

21 Nov 2018

This paper argues that between 18,000 and 59,000 construction and installation jobs could be created if the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan ‘fast scenario’ on renewable transition is adopted. It would see around 53% of capacity from renewable energy by 2030.

Report

19 Nov 2018

The purpose of this decision regulation impact statement is to analyse options for the safety assurance of automated driving systems. This analysis is intended to inform a Transport and Infrastructure Council decision on a safety assurance approach.

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...

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