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Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

As cities are recognised as hotspots for biodiversity, urban greening interventions are becoming more important. Such initiatives are promoted as having multiple benefits for nonhumans and humans alike, infused with narratives of climate change adaptation and positive health outcomes. Yet little research has critically examined...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Amid Australia’s real estate boom, social housing sites are increasingly seen as prime areas for future urban development. In response, the NSW Government has announced the major redevelopment of large social housing estates, starting with the site of Ivanhoe in Sydney’s north-west, as well as...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Social connectedness increases physical and psychological wellbeing, reducing rates of morbidity and mortality. New communities, on the fringe of Australian cities, have residents who are at particular risk of social isolation, making it important to identify facilitators of social connectedness that could be utilised in...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Although urban sprawl has been largely discussed, the range of determinants for the incorporation of rural lands remain less systematised and mainly framed by transport improvements, housing shortage and land-market constraints. Because of that, measures to tackle impacts of sprawl are lacking considering determinants operate...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The recently released strategic plan, Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 forecasts a metropolitan population of 8 million. The city’s western suburbs will take a large proportion of this growth, with a further 625,000 projected residents. Despite such projections, no substantial changes to the public transport network are...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Smart cities are no longer limited to a handful of metropolitan branded cities; as a large number of mid-sized cities have now joined the trend to become smart. Australia has also introduced its Smart Cities Plan in 2016; emphasizing the opportunities and challenges Australian cities...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

This paper explores the historical and contemporary socio-spatial patterns of political representation across the various local government areas within the Perth metropolitan region. In particular, analysis is focused on the gendered composition of (i) candidates who stand for local government elections; (ii) those elected as...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

That urban growth in Australia is uneven in favor of cities than towns is no news. But that the policy for migration to growth centers in regional areas has also not helped should be of interest to policy-makers and planners. This paper aims at articulating...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The geography of firm location is a longstanding focus in urban studies. This paper examines the distribution of Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed headquarters in Australian cities. It focusses on change in the distribution of firm locations between 2013 and 2016 by sector, with a...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The importance of apartment living in creating sustainable cities has gained wide recognition as many Australian cities are beginning to grapple with rising populations. Concurrent with this shift in prioritisation, high density housing in Melbourne has experienced increasing pressures in terms of affordability and financialisation....

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

To become a ‘global city’ is nowadays an almost-ubiquitous aspiration among the world’s major metropolises. Generally, municipalities approach the ‘global city’ ambition by opening up real estate markets for global investment and large-scale development, and shifting towards a tourism and service-focused economy. But what does...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

There is a need to re-examine car parking policies in Australian cities as the allocation of excessive or inappropriate forms of parking comes with significant opportunity costs. This includes inhibiting priority of active and sustainable transport modes and implementation of equitable spatial, housing and community...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Melbourne is a modern secular society with a high population of migrants, where a range of approaches exists in making urban public spaces. Yet, distinctive structures, design elements and dedicated areas representing the ethno-religious diversity that characterises the city are less common and even scarce...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

As pressures of urban development and renewal impact the fabric of contemporary cities, parks and open space are increasingly under threat, which is compounded by the general lack of strategic open space planning at the state level. Simultaneously, as cities compete to attract global companies,...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

An Australian myth is that Aboriginals reside only in the far reaches of Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. Such is far from the truth. 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics census data evidences an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of approximately 649,171, or 2.8%...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

In academic research, neighbour relationships are generally viewed as either absent – having been gradually eroded by processes of mobility and privatisation – or as positive in the way they engender greater levels of community resilience, neighbourhood attachment and reduced fear of crime. Yet, less...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The Victorian economy is transitioning from an industrial economy to one based on knowledge and services. This might suggest that there is no need to plan for industrial uses. However using the measure of land consumption, industrial users across metropolitan Melbourne consume nearly 300 hectares...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The promotion of human health was explicitly positioned as one of four goals in Sydney’s most recent metropolitan strategy: ‘A Plan for Growing Sydney’ (released December 2014). This is a first for metropolitan strategic planning in New South Wales. It presents a timely and unique...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Urban green spaces provide many benefits to urban dwellers, from the environmental functions of cooling, air purification, stormwater mediation and biodiversity habitat, to contributions to mental and physical well-being, sense of place and connections to community. Urban environmental justice requires that there is equitable access...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

A preoccupation with the aesthetic ideal of beauty has marked an anthropocentric notion of civilisation and a human centred approach to the way we design our urban environments. By untaming aesthetics this study explores a broader definition of aesthetics beyond the human to connect species...

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