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Public awareness and the politics of urban growth

Using the ADI St Mary’s site to explore long standing issues in the planning and management of urban development, this paper identifies the generic nature of issues such as constraining the scale of development and empowering people in specific contexts, resulting from a complex interplay...
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Planning under-empowerment and urban over-development in inner Sydney

Exploring the way in which the exercise of power by developers, stemming from superior money-based resources, distorts planning processes, this paper looks at how urban over-development can occur even when planning controls to limit development to levels acceptable to the community are in place.
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Law and governance for the biodiverse city

This paper suggests that Australia’s existing environmental laws and regulations are inadequate to protect biodiversity when it comes in direct competition with determined urban expansion.
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Greater Western Sydney regional transportation study: forecasting travel demand

This paper is based on a consulting project undertaken for the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) to help understand the travel demand patterns that might arise from various land use and transport infrastructure scenarios in Western Sydney.
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The sharing Sydney Harbour access program: a partnership approach

This paper describes the State Government's Access Program which aims to increase access to and along the foreshores of Sydney Harbour and its tributaries for people on foot and bicycle and improve access to and from the waterways for recreational boating.
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From the outside looking in – planning and land management in Sydney’s fringe

This paper explores the major issues arising in Sydney’s rural-urban fringe, particularly from the perspective of Sydney’s fringe from the outside looking in rather from the inside looking out.
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Shaping the parklands, shaping Western Sydney

The development of the Western Sydney Regional Parklands (WSRP) has been a component of the metropolitan area’s masterplan for many decades. With the residential ‘land creep’ now virtually on its doorstep, it is timely for the WSRP to be formally recognized and developed as Western...
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Sustainable green systems in the urban environment

This paper examines the complex issue of creating sustainable green systems and protecting biodiversity within the built environment.
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Density considerations in managing residential land provision in Perth, Western Australia

Issues relating to urban form and density continue to fuel worldwide debate. Low-density urban sprawl is identified by some as a symptom of unsustainable urban development and various solutions aimed at achieving a more compact urban form have been offered, whereas others argue that there...
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Environmental accounting: Are there tools for living off the ecological interest and not the capital?

Since at least the 1960’s there has been a growing awareness that the whole of the human environment (its society and supporting ecosystems as well as its economy) needs to be better included in decision making. This awareness has not been restricted to a single...