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Infrastructure is critical to achieving just urban and regional transitions. The intersecting crises of climate change and COVID-19 will likely position infrastructure at the centre of economic recovery and planning for climate justice. Everyday infrastructures such as energy, water, sewage, tele-communications and transport all need to play their part. Occurring alongside these crises are evolutions in smart technology, mobility behaviours and sharing economies that are already shaping Australasian urban infrastructures and movement. To nurture just transitions, attention needs to be placed on unsettling dominant knowledge systems through which to see infrastructure establish deeper connections with place, urban ecologies and diverse communities. Our cities need big thinking, new conceptual and methodological practices, as well as research and advocacy to place just infrastructure transitions at the centre of urban and regional planning. To that end, this track includes research outputs that address these complex challenges.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Smart infrastructures and sharing mobilities; Equitable infrastructures and mobility justice; COVID-19 mobility and immobility; Decolonising infrastructure knowledge; Equitable and accessible infrastructures and mobility justice; Climate just infrastructures; Ethical planning of just infrastructures; Pedestrian and active mobilities; and Public and common infrastructures. This track aims to provide a forum for cross-pollinating ideas on infrastructure and movement, as well as delivering constructive feedback on research-in-progress. We invite a variety of traditional and non-traditional research outputs including traditional research papers, provocations, workshops bringing together multi-faceted research projects and special sessions dedicated to recently published books.

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