Conference paper

What is a 20-minute neighbourhood and what might make us all care?

Several capital cities in Australia, albeit to differing degrees and scope, have been embedding local living policies in their metropolitan strategies. This paper's comparative overview of such policies from Australia and overseas, identified salient differences and commonalities.
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Beyond ‘mobility reductionism’: striking new paradigms for the wellbeing of Wheeled Mobility Device (WMD) users in the public realm

This presented paper is an exercise in reforming policy planning on disability and ensuring the participation of WMD users in communities. It is critical of the conventional placemaking approaches that focus solely on meeting mobility needs and are ‘mobility reductionist’.
Conference proceedings

City movement and infrastructure: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Our cities need big thinking, new conceptual and methodological practices, as well as research and advocacy to place just infrastructure transitions at the centre of urban and regional planning. To that end, this track includes research outputs that address these complex challenges.
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$35 billion is a lot for a subway that won’t really improve accessibility all that much

Compared to Melbourne's current the Suburban Rail Loop project, this paper argues that much more service, and thus accessibility, could be provided for a given budget through surface upgrade options. To test this assumption, the paper uses an ‘Alternative Network’ structure using a conservative but...
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Mapping Melbourne’s parklets: understanding the capacities of street spaces

A parklet is a small, barrier-protected space which temporarily transforms kerbside parking space for public use. This paper maps and analyses 594 parklets across metropolitan Melbourne, identified from aerial surveys and field observation, and examines a range of urban design factors across various scales that...
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Infrastructure governance: major gaps for Australian research and beyond

To inform and ground the development of robust research and policy reflection on infrastructure governance in Australian cities, a systematic literature review was performed to understand the prevailing state of literature.
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Toward a playable digital placemaking framework

This research's main focus is on the playable experience and new play opportunities (digital play) to the public space, and how the pleasure senses react to the placemaking.
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Digital public space: imagining the everyday impacts of infrastructure transitions

This paper will outline a novel understanding of how people sense and make sense of the digital by using speculative visual research methods to approach the digital as part of the ongoing configuration of urban public space.
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How age and gender shape Australia’s vision of roads

This paper explores the potential application of the Social Licence to Operate the Road System (SLORS) to assist in determining the public’s support, tolerance, or opposition to road policy issues for different age and gender groups.