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This short, exploratory paper reviews the concept of urban density from a historical and sociological perspective. It argues the emphasis dedicated to urban density in Australian planning schemes risks diverting energies away from potentially more fruitful avenues for the achievement of sustainability.
This paper proposes a ‘tipping point’ approach. Key conditions that lead to tipping point are discussed with examples from various fields and as related to urban sustainability transitions.
Abstract: VicUrban, the Victorian state government urban land development agency, is showcasing its sustainability credentials in their new 8000 home Aurora Estate. Aurora will have environmental features which, amongst other initiatives, require the use of materials that are more environmentally sustainable. The EcoSelector was designed...
This presentation outlined to delegates the features of the master plan and sustainability initiatives being adopted for the 109 dwellings at Lochiel Park.