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The world needs more infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. But not just any infrastructure. To achieve the economic, social and environmental objectives embodied by the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), this infrastructure must be sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient. At the same...
This paper identifies key problem areas now, and in the future, on Melbourne’s transport network, and examines what can be done over the next five years to improve travel time and reliability.
There is growing interest in the potential for inclusionary planning approaches to help deliver affordable housing supply in Australian cities and regions. Within wider government strategies for affordable housing supply, inclusionary planning approaches can play a role in requiring or incentivising dwelling units, land, or...
Arcadis’ 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, compiled in partnership with research firm Cebr, tracks the overall performance of the mobility systems in 100 cities around the world. The index is built from 23 separate indicators grouped into three sub-indices: People, Planet and Profit.
Nationally, the growing demand from the infrastructure sector is pushing up costs of personnel, plant and equipment, and base materials such as aggregates, cement and steel. As resources become more stretched, these pressures create an industry wide challenge.
This working paper reviews varied methods of funding physical infrastructure and examines the merits of alternative funding sources.
Self examines the basic criteria of welfare economics and argues thal there is no necessary disrepancy between economic and social goals.
The purpose of this paper is to examine in greater detail how new production concepts have been translated at the clothing manufacturing enterprise level.
Smith's rent gap theory of gentrification has inspired a substantial amount of critical attention as well as several empirical studies. None of these studies addresses a fundamental problem with the rent gap hypothesis - namely, its dependence on a distinction between actual and potential land...
A long-standing debate over the nature and merits of 'rational comprehensive' versus 'incrementalist' models of public decision-making is continued in the papers on their application to planning by Max Neutze and John Mant. Neutze reviews the post-war optomistic rise of comprehensive planning, and its subsequent...