Built & Natural Environments

Discussion paper
23 March 2017

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is calling for public submissions on a new plan to strengthen power system security.

The directions paper released today recommends mechanisms...

Report
23 March 2017

Australia’s peak gas industry bodies have released their vision for the future of gas in the Australian community.

Video interview
23 March 2017

ABC TV interviewed Carrie Hamilton, from the Housing Action Network in Sydney, about the model. Carrie is one of the authors of the AHURI research, ...

Report
22 March 2017

This audit shows that planning schemes have mixed success in achieving the intent of state policy across the three areas examined - developing activity centres, increasing housing density,...

Report
21 March 2017

This project examines how Melbourne apartment samples perform in heatwaves in the context of international standards. It also looks at retrofit options to future proof apartments and make them...

Report
21 March 2017

This report is one of the first attempts to apply scenario analysis across the New Zealand economy, covering both land and energy, to help illuminate long-term low-emission pathways.

Report
20 March 2017

This report suggests that New Zealanders enjoy a high environmental quality of life and access to pristine wilderness. However, New Zealand’s growth model, based largely on exploiting natural...

Blog post
20 March 2017

An exchange of land tax for stamp duty might be, at last, under genuine government consideration. Will it lead to more affordable housing?

Discussion paper
20 March 2017

This discussion paper seeks to highlight the unique roles that local governments in Australia could play to mobilise change that integrates food security into urban planning and to leverage on a...

Report
19 March 2017

State governments should be wary of following the Turnbull Government’s advice to introduce “value capture” schemes to fund major new transport projects.