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Representing the culmination of five years of research, this report examines seven domains of a city’s liveability that also promote the health and wellbeing of Australians – walkability, public transport, public open spaces, housing affordability, employment and the food and alcohol environments.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made clear his enthusiasm for an airport rail line, with or without state government support. Beyond airport access, this proposal highlights the potential for rail projects to shape Melbourne and feed an integrated public transport system that could serve its...
This report on the key recommendations made in the Australian Infrastructure Plan, finds that while there has been clear improvement across the Australian infrastructure sector in the past two years, there is still much to do.
Transport pollution is one of the major drivers of climate change in Australia’s towns and cities. A new Climate Council report has found:Transport is Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution (after electricity) Congestion is a $16 billion dollar handbrake on the...
Climate policies on building retrofits, bus networks and district energy and cooling can generate millions of jobs, save households billions of dollars, and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths related to urban pollution all over the world.
The report helps policymakers establish the case...
Classifying train stations into typologies is a useful way to simplify their complex characteristics to assess their potential to become Transit Oriented Developments (TODs). This research explores the walkability of 230 train stations in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia using fourteen different walkability measures.
Georgia will soon be releasing its first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP), which covers a comprehensive set of policies and cross-sectoral measures in power, transport, industry, buildings and services. Energy demand in Georgia stems primarily from transport (33 per cent), the residential sector (30...
A fundamental challenge for establishing the case for climate action in cities is the lack of suitable knowledge, evidence and calculation tools to understand the wider benefits of climate action and the interlinkages between other urban agendas, including other social and economic priorities such as...
Prospects for the decarbonising of Australian cities will depend on opportunities for a reduction of transport energy use. This project focuses on the most significant challenge to Green House Gas reduction in urban transport -- specifically, that relating to provision of public transport and active...