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Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).
Canberra is one of the most significant products of twentieth century planning. The conventional historiography of its origins divides into three successive phases but the aim of this paper is to recover this 'prehistory' of planning to give some insight into the state of early...
When the first peg was driven by King O’Malley on 20 February 1913 to start construction of Australia’s capital the work was based, not on the thoroughbred design of Griffin, but on a camel designed by a committee.
With self-government, a worldwide reputation as a beautiful, planned city, and a stable base of people and jobs, Canberra has achieved much. The time has come, not only for birthday congratulations, but also for a look to the future. In particular, we ask how the...
Numerous mandatory energy efficiency building standards and rating systems have been developed globally. The International Passive House Standard is a voluntary alternative, but there is little data on the performance of houses built to this standard in Australia. One house in suburban Canberra demonstrates that...
This metropolitan plan for Canberra was developed in 1984, following a review of the 1970 'Y-plan'.
The Canberra Plan (2004) included an Economic White Paper, The Canberra Social Plan and The Canberra Spatial Plan.
The Canberra Plan: Towards Our Second Century (2008) built on the original Canberra Plan (2004) and included new issues including climate change, water security, housing affordability and skills shortages.
This paper examines the complex web of issues surrounding Canberra’s housing in the late 1950s.