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...
Eco-Acupuncture: designing and facilitating pathways for urban transformation, for a resilient low-carbon future
The implications of climate change and the end of the fossil fuel era suggest that we are entering a period of major, transformative, change requiring the restructure of the most fundamental systems for urban living. But rapid structural change is hard to negotiate within existing...
Government response to the Report of Session 2017–19 of House of Lords’ Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Select Committee, on the future of seaside towns
The government’s response to the report by the House of Lords Select Committee on the future of seaside towns.
Many UK seaside towns that emerged as leisure and pleasure resorts in the nineteenth century have since fallen into neglect. This report argues that reinvention is possible, but attention must be paid to youth employment and training, housing, and economic development, with support from local...
This report, evaluating the Victorian government’s program to redevelop inner suburban public housing estates, says the plan may reduce the amount of homes available for vulnerable households.
As American communities face increasing levels of social and economic division, this report showcases how five U.S. cities are reimagining public spaces—parks, trails, plazas, libraries—to bring residents together and revive neglected neighborhoods.
Canberra is growing as fast as anywhere in Australia. It's driven by a knowledge economy that is transforming the city centre but is also displacing poorer residents.
The design-research Cremorne2025 investigated, though multiple iterations, the densification of an exemplary and historically crucial industrial suburb of Melbourne. It challenges consequences of urban sprawl, highlighting potentials of inner-city industrial sites for urban renewal and new activity. Careful intensification of urban heritage was acknowledged as...
Night time economy strategy: promoting the safety, vibrancy and functionality of Yarra at night 2014-2018
The City of Yarra is renowned for its dynamic night life spread across a number of precincts, principally Collingwood and Fitzroy (Smith, Gertrude, Brunswick and Johnston Streets) and Richmond (Victoria, Church and Swan Streets and Bridge Road). In addition at night, activities such as leisure...
Adopted in 2008 following extensive community consultation, Sustainable Sydney 2030 expressed the community’s vision and the City’s commitment to the sustainable development of our city to 2030 and beyond. Sustainable development is not just about the physical environment. It is also about the economy, society...