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The mayors of Bogotá, Cape Town, New York City, Paris, Portland and Seoul explain why climate change and social inequality must be tackled together.
This paper considers the health impacts of city planning through transport mode choices, identifying interventions that, when combined, encourage walking, cycling, and public transport use, while reducing private motor vehicle use.
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The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) has developed a Water Sensitive Cities (WSC) Index that offers users the ability to benchmark cities (at the metropolitan or municipal scale), based on performance against a range of urban water indicators that characterise the water...
Peter Newman from the CUSP institute discusses six principles of resilient cities: renewable and distributed energy, sustainable mobility systems, inclusive and health cities, disaster recovery, biophilic urbanism and a more cyclical and regenerative metabolism.
This paper will outline regenerative development, describe the process of using the LENSES (Living Environments in Natural, Social and Economic Systems) Framework, and highlight a project in Victoria, Australia, where regenerative development and LENSES have been used to guide the master planning process
The purpose of this paper is to set out the elements of the Best Practice Policy Framework and associated Action Plans. They are offered as tools for APEC policymakers at national and sub-national levels of government responsible for infrastructure development.
The Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes will be amended in March 2017 to introduce the Better Apartments Design Standards. The Better Apartments Design Standards will apply to all apartment developments in Victoria. Apartment developments up to four storeys in a residential zone will...
Improving transport connectivity, and finding innovative ways to pay for transport infrastructure, is essential to the future development of Australia’s cities and regions.
The issues of concern that lead to this inquiry were the imbalance of settlement and its consequences; the deficit of infrastructure...
This public lecture discussed the draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy 2012-2036. The strategy revises previous planning controls and attempts to deliver on the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 program. The Strategy is the product of the most detailed review of city centre planning controls...
The Queensland Government is reviewing how the state government expresses its interests in plan making and development assessment.
The State Planning Policy is the primary state planning instrument in Queensland's planning system. It provides a clear and comprehensive expression of the policies needed to...