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Strategic planning in regional cities: new conceptions

Using the example of the regional Victorian city of Bendigo, this paper discusses new drivers for change in planning for regional cities. Key challenges are associated with environment, global relationships, urban amorphism, water security, sustainable growth, application of new planning policy, the clash between heritage...
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Validating mobile phone generated bicycle route data in support of active transportation

As our cities continue to growth in an era of urbanization there is a need to harness the power of big data to support data driven planning. Yet we need to ensure this data in credible and reliable, particularly when obtained from smart phone apps...
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Public wi-fi in Australian cities: are there lessons for ‘smart city’ government?

Wireless communication is now integral to the social, economic and cultural life of cities and will become increasingly so as Internet of Things (IOT) technologies alter existing urban processes and generate entirely new ones. Although wireless connectivity engages almost all aspects of urban governance, management...
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Map mashups revisited: employing discursive planning tools for Perth's urban future

Digital mapping tools, and the “map mashups” they enable, may facilitate new and richer discourses about salient planning issues, particularly among stakeholders without specific expertise in geospatial technologies (Batty et al., 2010). In October 2016, the authors hosted a day-long workshop for transport and land...
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What if Australia's housing affordability stress measure doesn't actually measure housing affordability stress?

The long-run worsening of Australia’s housing affordability problems are especially concentrated in our cities. Underlying any policy solutions proposed by governments, is a pressing need to understand who has unaffordable housing, and how they are affected. We have previously proposed that the most widely used...
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Listening to and learning from some of Melbourne’s younger planning practitioners

This paper investigates the professional experiences of eleven young Melbourne planners, interviewed in late 2016. They were encouraged to speak as they wished about themselves, their careers to date and planning more generally. Initial interpretation is based on themes they raised. Subsequent use of neoliberalism...
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Neighbourhood change and neighbour relations: how gentrification and densification influence the prevalence of problems between neighbours

In academic research, neighbour relationships are generally viewed as either absent – having been gradually eroded by processes of mobility and privatisation – or as positive in the way they engender greater levels of community resilience, neighbourhood attachment and reduced fear of crime. Yet, less...
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Sydney's other housing crisis: the cemetery

Sydney faces a shortage of burial space, with predictions indicating that cemetery capacity may be exhausted by 2050. Solutions are imperative as our population grows and ages. In a rapidly expanding city such as Sydney, there is no easy solution to this issue. Possible responses...
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From undetermined to over-determined space: public/private interface in residential back-laneways

This paper examines interface conditions between public and private spaces in residential back-laneways of Melbourne’s inner-suburbs.
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Crowding, housing and health: an exploratory study of Australian cities

Australian capital cities are among the most expensive in the world, and the persistent shortage of affordable housing is a significant driver of housing overcrowding, particularly in the private rental sector. Health and wellbeing issues arise from closer contact between household members including increased spread...