5 Sep 2017

The Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn since 2016 have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities: Townsville, Sunshine Coast-Noosa, Greater Newcastle, Wollongong, Launceston, Darwin, Geelong and Hobart.

This work has been providing local leaders with critical...


3 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 .

The emphasis is on the...

Working paper

26 Jan 2017

The issue of how to build community engagement and promote pathways to economic and social inclusion for the most excluded social groups is one of the most vexed policy questions. Place-based stigma is frequently named as a barrier for the successful implementation of community development...

Research report

3 Feb 2008

This study was concerned with assessing the costs associated with inefficient uses of the urban spaces in inner-city Hobart. Working from the premise that metropolitan spaces have become increasingly important in terms of determining a region's national and global competitiveness, this study showed that there...

Conference paper

2 Dec 2005

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.

This paper was presented at SOAC 2 held in Brisbane from 30 November to 2 December 2005.

SOAC 2 was hosted by the...

Working paper

15 Oct 1997

Which historical changes are imprinted in the contemporary Australian city centre? This question has real meaning when we try to determine which places reflecting superseded historical processes should be preserved. Since World War II the pressures of redevelopment and modernisation on city centres have accelerated...