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Re-balancing the city: town centre renewal for Sydney

This report proposes a series of reforms to revitalise Sydney’s town centres and drive economic growth across the city.
Journal article

Carbon assessment for urban precincts: Integrated model and case studies

The building sector is the largest contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Over the years, sound tools have been developed to support the life-cycle assessment of building carbon emissions performance. However, most of these tools have been primarily focused on building-scale modelling and evaluation...
Discussion paper

Meeting Auckland’s growth challenge: the innovation city

Auckland is confronted with a three-sided growth challenge. There are not enough homes, there is growing traffic congestion and solving either problem is becoming increasingly unaffordable.

Creating Child Friendly Cities conference: outcomes and directions statement

This document outlines the findings of this research conference and look at future directions and key actions.

House prices and underground electricity distribution lines: the case of three selected suburbs in Canberra

It has become common for low-voltage electricity distribution networks to be installed underground in new housing developments due to a number of advantages over overhead networks including improved appearance, reliability of supply and safety. This paper investigates the value of these benefits to households by...
Journal article

Blue line, greenbelts, and the effects of growth management: The geographical effects of growth management policies in Boulder, Colorado

This study evaluates and describes the effects of growth management policies, established by the city of Boulder, Colorado, for the city and the surrounding region. A variety of techniques contribute to this evaluation, including remote sensing analysis of land-use change for the region, mapping of...

How to make a city great: a review of the steps city leaders around the world take to transform their cities into great places to live and work

What makes a great city? It is a pressing question because by 2030, 5 billion people"60 percent of the world's population"will live in cities, compared with 3.6 billion today, turbo-charging the world's economic growth. But for the leaders who govern cities, the challenges are tough...

Landscape analysis and visualisation: spatial models for natural resource management and planning

This book is about landscape analysis and visualisation. But what do we mean by landscape? A landscape can simply be defined as the features which comprise an area of land. When analysed, a landscape can be interpreted as a dynamic system of living and non-living...

Communication policies for urban village connections: beyond access?

The urban renewal strategies being rolled out in all Australian capitals result in an increasing number of residents living and sharing space in city areas. This densification process calls for a closer inspection of the communication policies and initiatives and their adequacy to support the...
Journal article

Eco-Acupuncture: designing and facilitating pathways for urban transformation, for a resilient low-carbon future

The implications of climate change and the end of the fossil fuel era suggest that we are entering a period of major, transformative, change requiring the restructure of the most fundamental systems for urban living. But rapid structural change is hard to negotiate within existing...