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The government is consulting on a proposal to create a new National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD). This discussion document sets out the policy proposals, sample text for how they might be reflected in a national policy statement, and the rationale behind them.
The 2019 audit covers transport, energy, water, telecommunications and – for the first time – social infrastructure, and looks at the major challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s infrastructure over the next 15 years and beyond.
The RAI is calling for a new national awareness campaign to promote the opportunities of living in regional Australia, and help drive a population shift in coming decades. The recommendation is part of this new report that looks at the economic consequences of alternative population...
This book is about helping cities and towns around the world unleash their true potentials for the pursuit of resource efficiency, sustainable growth, social inclusion, investments transparency and accountability, decision-making and smart innovation.
In just ten years, the inner city populations of Australia’s biggest state capitals have boomed.
International migrants are more attracted to cities with productive amenities whereas domestic migrants are more attracted to places with consumption amenities. Thus, in deciding on the type of city amenity to enhance, city officials implicitly choose the type of migrant that they attract as well...
This policy brief proposes the development of voluntary standards for safeguarding big data captured in public spaces. Broad recommendations are made regarding the main features of the proposed standards for consideration by interested parties.
This project assesses the economic impacts of a more decentralized population growth strategy that prioritizes greater regional growth in and around each of these four metropolitan regions. As part of this assessment, we analyse the high-level relationship between a city’s population size and its performance...
This report examines New Zealand cities from the perspective of income and cost of living. It compares six New Zealand cities (Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown) to five Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide) and describes the challenges ahead.
As American communities face increasing levels of social and economic division, this report showcases how five U.S. cities are reimagining public spaces—parks, trails, plazas, libraries—to bring residents together and revive neglected neighborhoods.