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Karen Vella

Alternate Name:
Karen J. Vella, Karen Juanita Vella

Smart cities down under: performance of Australian local government areas

This report presents the findings of a study conducted at the Urban Studies Lab of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), that placed Australian local government areas under the smart city microscope to evaluate their performances. The study also generates insights for understanding the reasons behind...
Conference paper

Sustainability at the Australian local government level: Is there room for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)?

Focusing on planning practices at the local and regional levels, this paper investigates how environmental sustainability is pursued from an institutional perspective.
Conference paper

Analysis of governance for sustainability planning in the Cairns region

This paper analyses the sustainability planning governance arrangements in the Cairns region by exploring the capacity, connectivity and knowledge use of institutions in the region to deliver desired sustainability planning outcomes.