The MRA is inviting public comment on a new planning framework for an extended Subiaco Redevelopment Area, including the Princess Margaret Hospital site, Subiaco Oval, Kitchener Park and surrounding land.
This publication offers thoughtful perspectives on how housing demand, diversity and affordability have changed in recent years and the resulting need for more diverse housing delivery.
The aim of the '50 Lives 50 Homes' project is to house and provide support to fifty of Perth’s most vulnerable homeless people. This research report constitutes the first of three reports for the evaluation of the project.
This research looks at how water sensitive urban design (WSUD) has been adopted in modern statutory planning frameworks and whether current frameworks are sufficient to maximise the uptake of WSUD opportunities in Australia’s cities.
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
Australia has the highest rate of population growth of all the medium and large OECD countries. But urban planning for this growth is often inadequate.
The primary objective of this study was to ascertain, through analysis of accessibility and development potential, which activity centres should be prioritised to support decentralisation of jobs, encourage better integration of transport and land use and ultimately aid the evaluation of a more compact, consolidation...
While Perth’s climate has been getting drier, its citizens maintain a commitment to green lawns and a resistance to water restrictions. This article traces the historical origins of this desire for "lawnscapes".
The past decade has been one of the most dramatic in Perth's history. Against the background of a dynamic global economy and expansion of the State's minerals and energy sectors, the city has experienced an economic, social and cultural transformation. This transformation has posed numerous...
The share of prefabricated modular residential buildings in the Australian construction market is growing mainly because they are quicker to erect on-site than traditional construction, and often cheaper; but how about their carbon footprint and more particularly their thermal performance? To bring some light on...
Infrastructure in our cities – let’s call it the hardware – remains much the same as ever, but the software – the way we use it – is transforming rapidly. One piece of that software, Airbnb, is dramatically reshaping the world’s cities. The digital platform...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced it will not stand in the way of Kerry Stokes' Seven West Media buying The Sunday Times and its website, Perthnow. The decision means that Perth is set to become the nation's next capital city with just...
The relationship between transport, economic and spatial development is known to occur in two main directions. Firstly, existing land use and economic developments drive demand for transport in terms of quantity, type, location and mode. Secondly, transport investments and other initiatives guide patterns and locations...
The study examines whether the diminishing supply of affordable housing options for lower income central city workers is having an impact on central city businesses and on the overall productivity of those economies.
Methamphetamine is of national concern, but what does this statement mean to frontline police officers?
Summary Methamphetamine is of national concern (ACC 2014), but what does this statement mean to frontline police officers? In real terms it means that frontline police are required,...
The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...
There is a growing imperative for infrastructure decisions in Australia to be based on evidenced based approaches which are data driven. Urban growth modelling is increasingly being used in strategic infrastructure planning practice. However, current models tend to be "once-off" applications based on static equilibrium...
In 1998, the Western Australian Government introduced the Liveable Neighbourhoods Design Code; a policy aimed at using design principles to increase the walking, cycling, public transport use and sense of community of residents of new housing developments.
The RESIDential Environments Project (known as RESIDE)...
This exploratory study investigated how staff at four private boys’ boarding schools in Perth, Western Australia, constructed meaning and understanding around the experience of studying away from home and family for Aboriginal students from regional and remote communities. Interviews were conducted with 16 participants recruited...