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Hosted by the University of Western Sydney's Urban Frontiers Program the first State of Australian Cities conference brought together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the current issues facing Australian cities. Papers from all subsequent SOAC conferences can be found at the State of Australian Cities Conferences Collection on APO.

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Urban environmental planning and growth forecasting using GIS

This paper investigates approaches for predicting patterns of urban growth using tools developed in a geographical information system (GIS) for various planning scenarios.
Conference paper

Engaging citizens and communities in urban planning: learning from recent Australian and international experiments

The aim of this paper is to reflect on lessons emerging from the recent Australian and international renewal of interest in engaging citizens and communities in urban planning and development processes.
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The Greater Sydney knowledge region: a basis for future development

In order to devise effective policies for economic growth and employment development within their jurisdictions, urban authorities need to understand and take account of the knowledge infrastructure available.
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Buying time: city growth and concealed environmental problems

This paper focuses on five concerns touching cities that are rarely on planners’ screens, or given too little attention - notably fine particulate pollution, heat island effects and noise in local area settings, water quality deterioration from run-off, and the degradation of green space in...
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Private rental housing provision in Brisbane: A case study of supply at the lower cost end of the private rental sector

Brisbane’s housing market is relatively under-researched, despite the value that can be gained from examining a residential property market operating in an environment of significant population growth through high inward interstate migration, and sustained urban building and development activity.