Suburbs

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Conference paper

Melbourne’s growth area infrastructure contribution and the funding of public transport in outer suburbs

in 2010 the Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund was introduced to partially offset (up to 15%) the cost of new ‘essential state-funded’ infrastructure in growth areas on Melbourne’s fringe. This paper examines the GAIC fund and within this, its use for public transport –...
Conference paper

Models for water sensitive middle suburban infill development

Infill development in Australian cities over the coming decades is expected to have considerable negative influence on the hydrology, resource efficiency, liveability and amenity of our cities. This project aims to develop and apply a performance evaluation framework to understand infill impacts, create design options...
Conference paper

Dense, urban and walkable: the lived experience of apartment dwellers in post-suburban Sydney

Urban density is commonly identified as factor that contributes to active transport, including walking, across all age groups. While a significant body of literature explores the factors that influence the likelihood of walking for commuting, leisure and or strolling, the experiences of residents in rapidly...
Report

World happiness report 2020

This year, the World Happiness Report focuses especially on the environment – social, urban and natural.
Commentary

GOD save us: greenspace-oriented development could make higher density attractive

The lure of suburbia clearly remains strong for people around the world. If planners are to deal with the problems of sprawl, they need to increase urban density in a way that resonates with the leafy green qualities of suburbia that most people desire (at...
Journal article

Global warming impact of suburbanization: the case of Sydney

Suburbs have naturally become a focal point of carbon mitigation for cities undergoing rapid suburbanization. This has created a debate over which urban form can more effectively lead to lower household carbon footprints (CF). Previous suburban-scale studies using economic input-output life cycle assessment with national...
Report

Greening suburban travel: interim report on (sub)urban travel demand analysis

From the end of World War Two, the use of public transport in Australian cities declined as the automobile industry grew and car ownership increased rapidly. Over time the car has evolved beyond being a means of transportation into being a subject of interest and...
Journal article

The increasing sociospatial fragmentation of urban America

This analysis examines the spatial fragmentation of the urban landscape with respect to neighborhoods classified according to their racial, demographic, housing and socioeconomic characteristics. The analysis is performed on the 50 largest metropolitan areas throughout the United States from 1990–2010
Conference paper

The Tarikaka settlement: 85 years of change

This paper presents findings from a study that includes a new investigation of the Tarikaka settlement in Wellington, New Zealand. The housing settlement was constructed in 1928-29 by the Department of Railways with the houses rented to their workers.
Conference paper

Looking from within, what comes out?

While many Australian indigenous communities may be associated with western desert regions or remote country towns, this paper explores the notion(s) of indigenous communities in relation to the inner city.