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The State of Australian Cities Conferences Collection holds the catalogue of presented papers at the SOAC national conferences, from 2003 - 2019 under the aegis of the Australian Cities Research Network (ACRN).
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Relationships between metropolitan, satellite and regional city size, spatial context and economic productivity

This report considers evidence about the existence and scale of agglomeration economies, including in Australian cities. It examines whether city size affects productivity, and whether economic productivity, city size and rising housing costs are interdependent.
Case study

Collaborative nation building: Port of Townsville case study

This report looks at what’s happening in the Townsville region, using the Port of Townsville as an example of what’s possible when planning and embarking upon major infrastructure developments. It also examines what others at the regional, state and national levels of government can pursue...
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Benchmarking urban exchanges: lessons for Melbourne

This benchmarking report outlines the potential future themes and activities to foster Melbourne’s transition toward a more sustainable and healthier city.
Conference paper

Melbourne Docklands: it's a class remake but it ain't classy

This paper examines the effects of gentrification and redevelopment on Melbourne's Docklands.
Report

Urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply in Australian cities and regions

This study examined relationships between urban productivity and affordable rental housing, focusing particularly on the availability of affordable housing relative to employment and labour markets in capital and satellite cities.
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The future of towns

This report explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of towns in the United Kingdom. The authors have developed a new typology of towns, and provide in-depth analysis of the challenges facing different town types.
Conference paper

PlanFIRST and thereafter: the process of reforming the planning system in neo- liberal climate

This paper looks at the process of reforms to the New South Wales planning framework initiated over six years ago generally referred to as the State government’s planFIRST initiative, against the backdrop of concerns raised in the literature over the trends in defining the role...
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Democratising GIS: progress and prospects for Australian cities

One of the important trends in the governance of Australian cities in the last decade has been the diffusion of geographic information systems in local government. This paper explores the engagement of GIS with participatory and democratic styles of urban governance in theory and practice...
Conference paper

Urban entrepreneurialism: the case of the office of Western Sydney, 1998 - 2003

This paper explores the record of the Office of Western Sydney, as a thinly resourced and barely empowered institutional mechanism with a nonetheless impressive record, and identifies the strategy of dynamic network creation and utilisation that allowed positive changes to be achieved in developing and...