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The cyborg city: re-thinking urban resilience through mobile communications
Using mobile communications as an example, the paper focuses on critically exploring the implications of our reliance on complex technological networks with reference to urban Australia.
An Aboriginal obligation to country: challenging the status quo
This paper focuses upon Traditional Owner communities in the Brisbane metropolitan region who are attempting to address their responsibility to Country through Western State and local planning instruments.
Emerging approaches in business model innovation relevant to sustainability and low-carbon transitions in Australian cities
This paper provides a review of some emerging approaches that influence the development of new business models that might assist in sustainability and low-carbon transitions in cities.
Exploring the relationship between Melbourne's water metabolism and urban characteristics
Cities can be seen as complex urban systems that mobilise local and global resource flows to meet the needs of their inhabitants and their manufacturing sector. However, the local consumption of resources can be responsible for major local and global environmental changes that impact the...
The Role of Political and Financial Factors in the Provision of Parks: The Case of Logan City, Queensland
Researchers have found that open space provision (e.g. parkland) is vitally important for meeting the social, economic and environmental needs of urban populations globally. The international literature on park provision identifies many factors that influence a local government’s ability to provide adequate parkland including political...
Cooling cities with green space: a policy analysis framework
This paper provides an overview of the urban heat island effect, and urban greenery’s role in its mitigation.
Practicing sustainability: Lessons from a sustainable cohousing community
Recent scholarship has conceptualised initiatives at the grassroots level as niche sites of innovation for sustainable development, comprising a diversity of innovations and sustainable practices that may (or may not) be usefully transferred to mainstream systems (Seyfang & Smith 2007). Sustainable housing communities such as...
Household adaptation to climate change and the resilience of Australian urban areas
This paper presents a systematic literature review of household adaptation in Australian urban areas, combined with case study research examining household adaptation in two Australian coastal communities.
A conceptual framework for assessing green infrastructure sustainability performance in Australia
This paper proposes a methodology and a conceptual framework for evaluating green infrastructure performance. This proposed framework combines three key themes: ecosystem services, human health and wellbeing and ecosystem health.
Visions and scenarios of low-carbon and resilient Australian cities in 2040
This paper describes the approaches that were used in the initial phases of the Visions and Pathways 2040 project and early research results. A selection of the ‘glimpses’ of possible future low-carbon, resilient city forms and their associated lifestyles are presented.