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Creative ex-pats: globalisation and creative communities

Given the globalised nature of creative industries and the emergence of new technologies, this study asks whether migration loss could be turned into cultural gain.
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The death and life of great Australian music: planning for live music venues in Australian Cities

In recent decades outdated noise, planning and liquor laws, encroaching residential development, and the rise of more lucrative forms of entertainment for venue operators, such as poker machines, have acted singly or in combination to close many live music venues in Australia.
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Eliza: guerrilla art supports heritage value

There is extensive commentary on the role of public, unauthorised art in western cities, but little on the coincidence of heritage value and guerilla art. This paper analyses the relationship of the two in a statue of a 1940s swimmer entitled Eliza which was unveiled...
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The republic and its impact on property rights in Sydney

This paper offers a theoretical inquiry into the institutional arrangements to enable an innovative land restitution model for Sydney within a new Republic, by vesting the superior interest in land (and buildings thereon) in the stewardship of the customary indigenous guardians (rather than the State...
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Building a sustainable university campus: A case study of Bond University

Given the increasing evidence of an ailing earth, many would today agree and accept that there is a need to move towards a more sustainable form of development. While change has been inclined towards a top-down approach, it is equally important to work bottom-up, i.e...
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Sustainable or Status-quo: investigating sustainability assessment of residential estate development

Urban fringe residential estates continue to dominate the residential development sector in Australia. Several practice based sustainability assessment tools have recently been developed which acknowledge the impacts of such developments and attempt to improve outcomes. This paper examines how sustainability principles and concepts are presented...
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Local-area sustainability assessment system: a theoretical and operational overview

This paper provides a theoretical and operational overview of a new integrated urban sustainability assessment framework named as Local area Envisioning and Sustainability Scoring system (LESS).
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The case for walkability toolkits – building sustainable environments for walking and health

The City of Greater Geelong has been exploring walkability in an attempt to better cater for the walking dependant population, improve rates of walking in the overall population, and achieve better population health.
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Experiencing the toxic city: effects of contamination and its remediation on individuals and communities in urban Australia

International research suggests that the health impacts for individuals and communities living near contaminated sites are significant and complex and extend beyond the risk of immediate physical harm to impact on the psychological health of both individuals and communities.
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Practitioners’ views on the past, present and future of social planning in Australia

Drawing on research findings from empirical survey research with sixty social planning practitioners in Australia, the paper briefly explores the diversity and shifting landscape of social planning practice over the past century before drawing on the survey findings to develop a picture of current social...