Organisation

Australian Cities Research Network

Acronym
ACRN
Description

Australian cities and their regions are complex adaptive systems in which the most interesting research and policy issues cut across disciplinary boundaries.

Profound problems face all cities including the security of energy and water supplies, air and water pollution, waste management, the wellbeing of residents, social polarisation and change, the impact of labour market restructuring and crises in their transport systems.

The Network

  • Sponsors and sustains multi- and trans-disciplinary research into these problems,
  • Explores the reasons for the form and structure of our cities and regions,
  • Develops a communication path between academics, industry and government,
  • Develops better evidence based city and regional policies,
  • Identifies¬†new opportunities for the development of cities and regions consistent with the pursuit of environmental sustainability.

Items published

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Capital cities like Melbourne continue to attract the majority of State population growth. This can create challenges for attracting skilled workers to, and retaining them in, regional locations. This paper reports on a survey of more than 1200 professional workers in the Victorian regional cities...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The Victorian government released its 2017 Melbourne planning strategy at the same time it opened a tender to private providers for the development of a new planning system. This approach continues the trend by Australian state governments towards broad and often ineffectual strategies for capital...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

In hegemonic economic theories, base activity, which taps into exogenous capital flows as exports, underpins endogenous activity within urban environments. Historically, urban development in the remote arid and semi-arid interior of Australia has occurred on the back of the exploitation of mineral resources. Major interior...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The 2017 wildfires in the Port Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand, highlight the risk posed by fire adding to the portfolio of natural hazard risks facing New Zealanders. Traditionally, New Zealand places stronger emphasis on seismic and hydro-meteorological perils as they are more prevalent in the...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

There is a large body of work on rental stress in Australian cities that is largely premised on the nexus between housing costs and income (Hulse et al 2015; Liu et al 2016; National Shelter and SGS, 2017). These studies map the (real and hypothetical)...

Items associated

Conference paper

11 Dec 2015

There is a growing imperative for infrastructure decisions in Australia to be based on evidenced based approaches which are data driven. Urban growth modelling is increasingly being used in strategic infrastructure planning practice. However, current models tend to be "once-off" applications based on static equilibrium...

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