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Jason Byrne

Conference paper

Through a local governance lens: divergent and convergent perspectives of effective urban greenspace provision

While municipal government is most often at the heart of local urban greenspace provision, delivery depends upon internal as well as external factors which can act as disruptors. Drawing upon two case studies, this paper examines which factors most affect urban greenspace in two fast...
Conference paper

Barriers and drivers to Australian water utilities’ adaptation to climate change

The water sector is increasingly facing unprecedented challenges and disruptive change, as are many other sectors of the economy. The partial privatisation of water assets is just the beginning of this process and climate change impacts will exacerbate all these challenges. Action needs to be...
Article

Pace of renewable energy shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Effective guidance on the retrofitting and redesign of built environment energy systems must occur across scales, from rooftops to wider electricity grids. So what is the role of planning? What challenges and actions must planners consider for the renewable energy transition to be effective?
Commentary

Planners know depressingly little about a city’s impacts on our mental health

Jason Byrne looks at the possibility that living in cities might be associated with higher rates of depression and anxiety.
Journal article

Could urban greening mitigate suburban thermal inequity? The role of residents' dispositions and household practices

Over the past decade research on urban thermal inequity has grown, with a focus on denser built environments. In this letter we examine thermal inequity associated with climate change impacts and changes to urban form in a comparatively socio-economically disadvantaged Australian suburb. Local urban densification...