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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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When system becomes strategy: next steps in Victorian neoliberal planning

The Victorian government released its 2017 Melbourne planning strategy at the same time it opened a tender to private providers for the development of a new planning system. This approach continues the trend by Australian state governments towards broad and often ineffectual strategies for capital...
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Evaluating design quality assessment of apartments for policy and practice

The importance of apartment living in creating sustainable cities has gained wide recognition as many Australian cities are beginning to grapple with rising populations. Concurrent with this shift in prioritisation, high density housing in Melbourne has experienced increasing pressures in terms of affordability and financialisation...
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Facilitators of social connectedness in new outer suburban communities

Social connectedness increases physical and psychological wellbeing, reducing rates of morbidity and mortality. New communities, on the fringe of Australian cities, have residents who are at particular risk of social isolation, making it important to identify facilitators of social connectedness that could be utilised in...
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The rise of the Australian university city campus: RMIT and transformative design in Melbourne's CBD

In land use, design and development terms the modern university in Australia is a fixture in all urban environments including central business districts, inner city, middle ring, outer suburbs, and regional towns. The predominant spatial pattern in the university expansion era of the late 1950s...
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“From choice to chance”: examining the choice-based letting system for tenant relocation in NSW

Drawing upon interview data, this paper examines the implementation of the My Property Choice’ (MPC) system as part of Sydney social housing relocation processes, revealing tensions surrounding efforts to increase residents’ choice.
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Small urban manufacturing in Melbourne, Australia: an issues framing paper

Small urban manufacturers (‘makers’) are scattered throughout the inner suburbs of Australian cities. Makers differ in many ways from traditional industry in the small-scale of their operations, their connection to their materials, tools and methods, their commitment to their neighbourhood and community, and their philosophical...
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Designing high density, inner city, residential developments for families with young children: a review of evidence for best practise

There are currently many families with young children living in inner city Melbourne, in high density apartment buildings designed for singles or couples without children, which has significant implications for children’s health and development. This literature review formed part of a wider research project with...
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Snakes in the city: understanding urban residents' responses to greening interventions for biodiversity

As cities are recognised as hotspots for biodiversity, urban greening interventions are becoming more important. Such initiatives are promoted as having multiple benefits for nonhumans and humans alike, infused with narratives of climate change adaptation and positive health outcomes. Yet little research has critically examined...
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The impacts of syntactic measures on pedestrian movement: a comparative meta-analytic review between developing and developed countries

Ample research has been conducted investigating the built environment (BE) impacts on pedestrian movement (PM). A clear division is evident in the literature on BE-PM links: one group tends to use geographic measures (metric distance) of the environment to explain pedestrian behaviour; the other group...