Built environment

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Fact sheet

Younger people in residential aged care: progress towards government targets - December 2022

This fact sheets shows there are 2,934 Australians with disability under 65 living in aged care. They are referred to as younger people in residential aged care (YPIRAC).
Report

Australian rail market outlook - December 2022

This report examines the outlook for Australia’s railway construction and maintenance work for the next 10 years and presents the key drivers of activity at a national and state level.
Report

The benefits and challenges of Australian government investment in infrastructure in outer suburban growth areas: final report

This report analyses real world examples of what is possible in the growing outer suburbs, and highlights benefits from these interventions. The analysis includes a variety of case study projects in outer suburbs, across three categories: economic development, community infrastructure and transport infrastructure.
Report

The digital CBD roadmap: a vision for Melbourne as a leading digital city

Other authors
Annette Markham, Max Parasol, Alexia Maddox, Tharuka Rupasinghe, Ahmad Salehi Shahrak, Banya Barua, Son Tran, Laki Kondylas, Michael Fairbairn, Tulley Kearney, Sally Piper, Darcy Allen, Indigo Holcombe-James, Jacinthe Flore, Julian Waters-Lynch, Konrad Peszynski, Nataliya Ilyushina, Trent MacDonald, Todd Denham, Amarens Breteler, Kelsie Nabben
This report outlines a vision for Melbourne to start moving towards a globally influential digital city by as soon as 2023 - if funding is prioritised. This would allow for a more efficient and effective economy, while creating a city that is secure, connected and...
Report

Infrastructure election monitor: Victorian red book

This report outlines the Andrews Government's infrastructure policy and project commitments ahead of its third term in government, and includes an overview of public infrastructure investment and market dynamics.
Report

Quantifying Australia’s unmet housing need: a national snapshot

The analysis outlined in this report reveals that over 600,000 Australian households are in housing stress, with the figure projected to rise to almost one million by 2041 without ongoing funding for social and affordable housing.
Report

Housing aspirations of precariously housed older Australians

This research investigates lower income older households’ preferences for a range of alternative housing models and examines which of these would best meet their needs, as well as identifying ways to support households deciding their housing options.
Discussion paper

Safer cities by design

This discussion paper recommends bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise in establishing safe urban places. It also calls for urban public places to be designed in a way that restores mana and mauri Maori.
Working paper

Provision of urban environmental amenities: a policy toolkit for inclusiveness

Environmental amenities provide a range of direct and indirect benefits in cities, and amenity provision often figures within policy portfolios to advance sustainability in urban areas. This report synthesises empirical research on the impact of environmental amenities on housing prices, examines implications on housing affordability...
Report

Clarendon Street Arcade: reactivating South Melbourne's streets through play

This report outlines and examines the background context, design process and implementation of Clarendon Street Arcade. It offers lessons for researchers and artists undertaking similar playful interventions into public space.
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation supply in Australia: October 2022

This report is the fifth iteration of a national survey of SDA providers that aims to help inform stakeholders in the market.
Working paper

A critical review of rangatahi Māori and housing policy

This paper constitutes a review of rangatahi Māori and housing policy in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand. It is part of a broader research project, 'Urban Intergenerational Kāinga Innovations', primarily focused on Tāmaki Makaurau.
Report

Private sector involvement in social and affordable housing

This research investigates models for engaging private sector investors and developers in financing or delivering social and affordable housing, across different market segments and tenures in Australia and internationally. It also identifies key existing and potential players, and financial, regulatory or development barriers to wider...
Journal article

Housing First: the challenges of moving from pilot to policy

This article looks at what the Housing First approach is, the findings of evaluations of this approach (including outcomes achieved and why this approach works), and then explores why these pilots haven’t yet become standard policy.
Report

Not according to plan: exploring gaps in city climate planning and the need for regional action

This report attempts to better understand why cities are failing to meet their targets and what can be learned from the planning practices that are working well. By evaluating the most comprehensive decarbonisation plans across 50 of America's largest cities, the report judges how well...
Report

No evidence, no evaluation, no exit

This report examines New Zealand’s redesigned classrooms. The limited evidence on how numerous they have become, what kinds of spatial configurations they comprise, how large they are, and how are they being used is also discussed.
Report

Filtering as a source of low-income housing in Australia: conceptualisation and testing

This study investigates how filtering contributes to market-provided, low-income housing in Australia. It critiques the conceptualisation of filtering as a source of housing for low-income households, tests for the presence of filtering dynamics in housing markets (using Melbourne and Sydney as case studies) and considers...
Report

Principles for healthy urban development

In this paper, the authors discuss the principles for healthy urban development and its connections with health, wellbeing and equity. They also describe how good urban design can protect and promote health, and improve health, equity and disability outcomes.
Policy report

Tackling the UK’s energy efficiency problem

With the United Kingdom paying the price for a decade of policy failure on energy policy, and with ministers giving the issue insufficient attention, this report sets out how the government can learn from successes abroad and failures at home, and develop a stable, long-term...
Report

The Victorian Healthy Homes Program: research findings

The Victorian Healthy Homes Program was a randomised controlled trial designed to measure the impact of an energy efficiency and thermal comfort home upgrade on temperature, energy use, health and quality of life. This report outlines the findings from an evaluation of the program.