Cities and towns

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Conference paper

Cities as forerunners: local climate governance and the carbon neutral city

This paper explores how knowledge of global climate change is re-scaled to local levels through city making discourses and practices such as municipal carbon accounting, and conversely how local experiments in low carbon transitions are framed as mobile and replicable solutions to a suite of...
Conference paper

What lies beneath? Exploring the material influence of the underground on urban development in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Drawing on two case studies from the NSW Northern Coalfields, this paper considers economic value, government regulation, public perceptions, and urban development consequences, linking underground materiality with aboveground urban outcomes.
Report

Urban climate action impacts framework

This document presents an Urban Climate Action Impacts Framework (UCAIF or ‘the Framework’) that can be applied when exploring the wider impact of city climate action. The report functions as a user guide with common principles, taxonomy and guidelines for approaching the mapping and assessment...
Report

Understanding infrastructure interdependencies in cities

It is critical that we understand best practices and the barriers cities face when it comes to making infrastructure and their connections climate-resilient. The report outlines the progress that cities are already making, and provides practical recommendations on how to overcome these challenges and improve...
Report

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050: report on progress 2018

This report is the first review of the current Five-Year Implementation Plan for the Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 strategy.
Report

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050: report on progress 2019

This report is the second yearly review of the current Five-Year Implementation Plan. It details the status of each of the 113 actions as they stood in 2019. Collectively the actions are aimed at boosting connectivity and sustainability within Melbourne and dealing with the prospect...
Report

Guidelines for city mobility: steering towards collaboration

Developed by the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Mobility, these guidelines reflect shared goals for liveable and just transport networks and cities. This document provides eight practical guidelines – from data-sharing to multimodal integration – that help establish, develop and strengthen partnerships between...
Report

Smart cities down under: performance of Australian local government areas

This report presents the findings of a study conducted at the Urban Studies Lab of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), that placed Australian local government areas under the smart city microscope to evaluate their performances. The study also generates insights for understanding the reasons behind...
Report

Renewables in cities: 2019 global status report

This report is the first in what is to become an annual stock-take of the global transition to renewable energy at the city-level. REN21 is developing this series to build up reliable data on and create a comprehensive picture of renewable energy developments in cities...
Blog post

17439 | City portals: How e-government evolves into e-participation

This report provides a context the development of e-government portals by cities. City portals provide online access to a growing number of e-government services. As such they have been successful in exploiting the opportunities technology offers to make local and regional government services available over...