Built environment

Strategy

18 Aug 2017

This report is the first part of Beyond Zero Emissions’ Zero Carbon Industry Plan. It focuses on cement production, which is the single biggest industrial producer of emissions. Cement production causes 8% of global emissions – more than the global car fleet. The report outlines how Australia...

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Article

15 Aug 2017

Renewable energy is driving profound changes in cities. It’s happening much more quickly than was expected even five years ago. Responding to climate change, networks of decision-makers, such as the C40 collective of major cities, have begun adopting strategies to promote the uptake of renewable...

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Discussion paper

14 Aug 2017

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council, in partnership with the Victorian Government, has engaged Village Well and ASPECT Studios to develop a masterplan for the Hanging Rock precinct.

The project offers a unique opportunity to review the range of activities and existing physical context of...

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Fact sheet

14 Aug 2017

Up until the 1980s, Australian governments—Commonwealth, state and territory—commissioned, owned and operated much of Australia’s major infrastructure and associated service operators, including roads, railways, ports, airports, airlines, coastal shipping operators, electricity generation and...

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Fact sheet

14 Aug 2017

This Information Sheet presents estimates of kilometres and lane-kilometres of road length for Australian States and Territories back to 1910. It provides the same data for Metropolitan Australia back to 1910, and for individual cities back to 1970. It also introduces the concept of value...

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Report

14 Aug 2017

Local governments can play a significant role in supporting communities in local areas that are disadvantaged and/or are going through a process of local renewal. A changing focus for local government in supporting communities through these renewal processes is to adopt a more facilitative and...

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Guide

14 Aug 2017

These Guidelines provide supporting information for decision-making authorities, planners, landowners/ proponents, referral agencies, Level 1 Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessors and Bushfire Planning Practitioners, to implement SPP 3.7.

Specifically, they assist in:

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Journal

14 Aug 2017

This issue of Policy Quarterly focuses on some of the important policy issues facing New Zealand as it enters the 2017 general election campaign. There are ten invited contributions from researchers drawn from a range of disciplines and perspectives. The topics covered are mostly those...

Strategy

11 Aug 2017

ShapingSEQ is the Queensland Government’s plan to guide the future of the South East Queensland region, prepared in collaboration with the region’s 12 local governments. The plan draws inspiration from the community. The need for ShapingSEQ SEQ is a globally competitive, fast-growing region...

Strategy

11 Aug 2017

For the first time, this strategy brings together approaches to every aspect of London’s environment, kick starting action that will improve the city’s environment right away, while taking the most ambitious view of what is possible in the future. It makes new connections between the environment...

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Report

10 Aug 2017

The Office of Strategic Lands (OSL) was established under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) to identify, acquire, manage and divest land required for long-term planning by the NSW Government, particularly for open space and public purposes.

OSL is a...

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Research report

08 Aug 2017

With China continuing its ambition to become the leading economic powerhouse, the international community continues its push to ensure that China addresses its environmental concerns. China’s pollution levels are staggering, despite the Ministry of Environment Protection’s (MEP) most recent...

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Research report

08 Aug 2017

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This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in...

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Commentary

08 Aug 2017

In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still rising; roads and trains are congested. Australian governments generally have ignored the benefits of relating metropolitan and regional planning.

However, some state governments are now...

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Book

08 Aug 2017

The average Australian spends 90 per cent of their time indoors. For many people a large proportion of that time is spent in the office – eight hours a day, five days a week (and often more). But what are these offices doing to our health? Are they providing a healthy environment in which to be...

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Audio interview

05 Aug 2017

Our cities were designed for a world of the past. Private cars now clog our streets during peak hour and most daylight hours on weekends. Some Asian cities are jammed 24/7. So what should we do?  Build more roads? Or build for the fast changes which are happening. Ride share and autonomous...

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Research report

03 Aug 2017

This report commissioned by the EMA, Auckland International Airport Ltd, Infrastructure NZ, Ports of Auckland Ltd and the National Road Carriers Association took a detailed look at the social and economic costs of congestion to Auckland’s lifestyle and economy. The report found that if Auckland’...

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Blog post

03 Aug 2017

The latest results of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey were released in a report published on 2 August 2017. The results relate to data collected from 2001 to 2015.

HILDA is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households funded...

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Guide

03 Aug 2017

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia .

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Research report

02 Aug 2017

Key findings

  • This research delivers, for the first time in Australia, a consistent and replicable methodology for housing need assessment that can be used to inform resource allocation and simulate the impact of policy decisions on housing outcomes.
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