Investment for sustainable transport: transport investment and carbon emissions in four Anglophone countries
This report argues that while emissions from transport have historically risen with economic growth, modal shift away from motor vehicle travel, a reduction in trips and trip lengths, and increased energy efficiency offer pathways for emission reductions.
Policy Quarterly special issue: local goverment
Editorial note: Local government in New Zealand exists within a fairly well-defined narrative. New Zealand is the most centralised nation within the OECD. Central government is by far the dominant partner in the central-local relationship and recent innovations in local government have tended towards further...
Do denser urban areas save on infrastructure?: Evidence from New Zealand territorial authorities
The purpose of this research was to examine the link between density and the costs of providing infrastructure in New Zealand. There is a need for research to provide planners and local authorities with an evidence base for shaping development to be economically efficient as...
Mortality and morbidity in prisoners after release from prison in Western Australia 1995-2003
This is the first research to use linked administrative data to track the continuing health problems of and use of health services by prisoners in Western Australia before and after their imprisonment. The inter-relationship between social disadvantage, mental health problems and the poor physical health...
The value of urban design: the economic, environmental and social benefits of urban design
The Value of Urban Design aims to establish whether there is a persuasive case for urban design – the design of the buildings, places, spaces and networks (both public and private) that make up our towns and cities, and the ways people use them. Is...