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The knowledge city index: a tale of 25 cities in Australia 2017

How will the changing nature of work and the transformation enabled by new technologies and the knowledge economy play out in Australia? To better understand these impacts on our cities and inform our policy and planning responses, this report builds a knowledge cities index (KCI)...
Report

State of Australia’s fast growing outer suburbs

This report is designed to deepen the understanding of the role and function of the fast growing outer suburbs and how investment will benefit them and have a national impact.
Discussion paper

Hanging Rock precinct masterplan - options for consultation

This options paper explores a range of options for the arrangement and improvements for Hanging Rock.
Report

Walking with communities: local government and community responses to local area renewal

This report provides governments and stakeholders involved in local and place-focused renewal with conceptual framing and case study examples that can help inform and shape new community collaboration initiatives for their own contexts.
Guide

Guide to urban cooling strategies

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia
Commentary

Can cities and towns make us healthier?

With state and federal governments focused on big-ticket medical spending, can local initiatives fill the gaps?
Commentary

Here’s 49 small communities innovating as well as the big cities

Innovation is the highest in regional centres that have research and development institutions and there are only 26 of these in regional Australia. But more than 150 regional areas have potential to match this innovation, a new index finds.
Draft report

Draft Leeuwin Naturaliste sub-regional planning strategy

The Leeuwin-Naturaliste Sub-regional Planning Strategy is an overarching planning document that outlines the Western Australian Planning Commission’s approach to future planning and development within the City of Busselton and the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.
Commentary

Taking the pulse of a city: Melbourne’s vital signs

Vital Signs is a report series that gathers good-quality data about a city from reputable sources to provide a snapshot of its community, explains Catherine Brown.
Report

Melbourne vital signs 2014

This report outlines key indicators assessing the quality of life, health and well-being of residents in metropolitan Melbourne.