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Conference paper

The community is not a place and why it matters. Case study: Green Square

The conflation of community with place in planning is so ubiquitous, and so clearly well intentioned that it almost seems churlish to point out that if there is one thing that a community is not these days, it is a place.
Media release

New $444 million housing stimulus for Western Australia

The McGowan Labor Government has announced a $444 million housing stimulus package to deliver a major boost to Western Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery, and support the building and construction sectors. Initiative: $117 million to provide homebuyers who build new houses with a $20,000 grant Initiative...
Media release

Almost $500 million social housing boost to strengthen our economy and provide stability for Victorians

The Victorian Government is investing almost $500 million to build and upgrade community and public housing as part of the Building Works package dedicated to creating thousands of jobs and boosting Victoria's economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Initiative: $115 million will be targeted...
Media release

Economic stimulus to boost jobs and social housing

A targeted stimulus program is delivering a triple-impact for NSW by boosting the economy, supporting employment and revitalising public housing and supply. Initiative: Revitalising supply Initiative: Revitalising public housing
Guide

Guide to low carbon precincts

This document is a resource for anyone planning or assessing new low carbon precincts. Its advice complements existing policy and may be of use to developers, planners, policy makers and the community—anyone who is seeking to understand how to create sustainable urban outcomes.
Report

Supporting partnerships with local government and the community

Recent research highlights an ongoing lack of systematic and rigorous adaptation planning in Australia. The need to improve problem framing was identified, along with a requirement to better integrate local adaptation into social, urban and regional planning, and into emergency management and sustainable development efforts.
Conference proceedings

Community-level adaptation to climate change: action in the Pacific

Pacific island people are currently experiencing the adverse effects of climate change on their way of life. Adaptation could significantly reduce these effects.
Report

Circles of social life, Liverpool

This report was commissioned by the Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre to understand the basic issues concerning the settlement of migrants and refugees, including examining resettlement supports for migrants and refugees with disability. The report applies the Circles of Social Life approach, which offers an...
Working paper

From locally managed marine areas to Indigenous and community conserved oceans

The importance of the work carried out by local communities across the globe in coastal resources and fisheries management cannot be underestimated - and communities in the Pacific islands are no exception.
Journal article

Health Co-Benefits of Green Building Design Strategies and Community Resilience to Urban Flooding

Climate change is increasingly exacerbating existing population health hazards, as well as resulting in new negative health effects. Flooding is one particularly deadly example of its amplifying and expanding effect on public health. This systematic review considered evidence linking green building strategies in the Leadership...