10 December 2013 | Australian governments regulate major projects through development assessment and approvals processes to promote an appropriate balance between economic and other impacts on a community’s wellbeing.
10 December 2013 | Creative New Zealand sought feedback and advice on how it can best recognise and support the arts of the Pasifika peoples and have identified five areas that would make a measurable difference to sustaining the health and vitality of Pacific arts over the next five years.
05 December 2013 | An overview of the national findings of the 2012 National Social Housing Survey was published in May 2013. This report provides further detail on national level findings, state and territory comparisons and comparisons across public housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing programs.
03 December 2013 | A comparative study of political governance frameworks for local governments across Australia, this report looks at the advantages, constraints and theoretical approaches to representative democracy across Australian local government in view of on-going reform processes.
03 December 2013 | This report on the outcomes of interviews with councillors and senior local government staff of their experience of local representation follows a review of the legal frameworks governing local democratic governance.
03 December 2013 | The Council's new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) demonstrates its ongoing commitment to recognising, supporting and embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Cultures into the organisation and encouraging this practice in the arts sector.
28 November 2013 | This issues paper introduces an inquiry into the provision, funding, and financing of major public infrastructure and the scope for reducing the costs associated with such infrastructure, and invites the public to make submissions.
26 November 2013 | This publication contains projections of Australia's population by age and sex for the period 30 June 2013 to 2101, and projections of the states, territories and capital cities/balances of state for the period 30 June 2013 to 2061.
25 November 2013 | New Zealand’s housing market needs urgent reform and the rate of building has fallen below what is needed to keep up with household formation and demographics. This report suggests three reforms to help free up the housing market and augment the supply of new homes.
14 November 2013 | Commissioned by the Mayor of London in partnership the other cities signed up to the World Cities Culture Forum, this report contains information and data on 22 cities, encompassing formal cultural activity, such as museums, galleries and concert halls, and informal activity such as outdoors arts and festivals, and bars and restaurants.
13 November 2013 | Based on road asset management data provided by 183 urban councils and 161 rural councils, this report provides as complete a national data set as is reasonably possible on local roads which comprise more than 80% by length of Australia’s total road network.
12 November 2013 | This paper summarises a research project that aimed to more fully understand the role of non-governmental local organisations in shaping responses to local crises, and also to investigate whether there was a case for increasing support for grassroots groups on the basis of the resilience capacities they can contribute.
12 November 2013 | Finding there is much passion and energy within the contemporary music community of South Australia, this report encompasses the work of the South Australian Government's 2013 Music Thinker in Residence, Martin Elbourne, in his appointment to the Music Thinker project 'Reverb'.
10 November 2010 | Support is growing for the idea that broadband Internet access will lead society towards a digital economy and revolutionise access to work, health, education and other essential services.
09 August 2013 | Speakers at RMIT's People and the Planet 2013 conference in July addressed nine interconnecting research themes: Urban Sustainability; Cultural Sustainability; Climate Change Adaptation; Community Sustainability; Globalization and Culture; Human Security and Disasters; Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures and Global Ecologies and Culture.
The AURIN initiative has been funded to provide built environment and urban researchers, designers and planners with infrastructure to facilitate access to a distributed network of aggregated datasets and information services.
Gap Filler is a creative urban regeneration initiative that aims to temporarily activate vacant sites within Christchurch, NZ, with creative projects for community benefit, to make for a more interesting, dynamic and vibrant city.