Over time, the focus of federal and state governments on cities and urban policies has been sporadic, and agendas have shifted considerably. Without any sustained policy development or implementation it is unclear what constitutes ‘cities’ policy in Australia. This paper examines strategic policy documents relevant...
Decision support tools in city planning: bridging the gap between numerologists and conversationalists
Drawing on experiences from research and professional practice, in Australia and internationally, this paper considers the potential for traditional urban travel demand models and Decision Support Tools to be combined within a more complementary process of planning, evaluating, and selecting urban infrastructure projects.
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires rapid development of scientific knowledge and decisive international leadership. The focus of this paper is the urgency for planning now for after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, and it begins with a discussion of reframing strategic thinking.
Extreme heat associated with the Urban Heat Island (UHI) and future climate change will have a disproportional geographic and demographic impact across a city. This research investigates Australian cities' strategic plans for heat reduction to maintain their liveability towards heat stress from the UHI effect.
This paper argues that emerging aerospace technologies, human security constructs and different organisational concepts could combine to enhance Australia’s Pacific Step Up strategy in the future.
Democracy has many advantages, but its pitfalls include a tendency toward short-term return over longer-term interests, being reactive rather than proactive, and being geared towards internal competition rather than cooperation. This report argues that this is a key problem facing liberal democracies.
The BusinessNZ Energy Council, in conjunction with a wide variety of organisations – business, academia, government and non-government - has prepared two different and equally plausible scenarios of New Zealand’s energy future out to 2050. The purpose is to help us think about what our...
The world is confronted with multiple issues of security challenges. This book is an attempt to address some of these challenges by exploring how the use of multiple lenses could help enrich our understanding of the interconnected layers of security thinking and practices. Although the...
Spatial data analytics can detect patterns of clustering of events in small geographies across an urban region. This study presents and demonstrates a robust research design to study the longitudinal stability of spatial clustering with small case numbers per census tract and assess the clustering...