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Tony Matthews

Conference paper

Reorienting TOD policy in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to improve delivery of low-carbon communities

Transit Orientated Development (TOD) provides a nuanced, policy-relevant design to connect social and planning frameworks to create low-carbon communities. This form of urban development aims to co-locate sustainable housing, transport and consolidated urban forms. Fully integrated TODs offer strong potential to blend social and environmental...
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?
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...
Conference paper

Defining the density debate in Brisbane: how urban consolidation is represented in the media

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...
Conference paper

Responding to a Transformative Stressor: Climate Change and the Institutional Governance of Australian Cities.

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 5held in Melbourne from 29 November – 2 December 2011. SOAC 5 was hosted by the University of Melbourne...