Built environment

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Delivering low carbon infrastructure

In this publication, the authors discuss the challenges of decarbonisation, the need for innovation in green and sustainable funding options and the current trends in construction contracts to address carbon requirements.
Discussion paper

Fab City whitepaper: locally productive, globally connected self-sufficient cities

The Fab City is an international initiative to develop locally productive and globally connected self-sufficient cities. This document explains how the Fab City project aims to build a new economy based on distributed data and manufacturing infrastructure.
Working paper

Street space allocation and use in Melbourne’s activity centres

This research from urban planning experts details how inner-city suburbs in Melbourne lack footpath space – increasingly vital real estate amid strict indoor dining capacity limits that have been imposed as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guide

An Australian social housing best practice asset management framework

This guide provides a simplified generic asset management framework (AMF) intended for use by social housing organisations (SHOs) seeking to bring their asset management into line with best practice.
Report

Towards an Australian social housing best practice asset management framework

Social housing is a distinct asset sub-class with unique asset management (AM) challenges. This research examines social housing asset management in Australia and develops a best practice framework that outlines AM processes and criteria for making decisions.
Report

Market capacity for electricity generation and transmission projects

Infrastructure Australia has partnered with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to assess and understand the labour and material requirements for the transmission and generation projects identified in AEMO’s 2020 Integrated System Plan. This analysis aims to improve the understanding of labour and material requirements...
Report

Accommodating transition: improving housing outcomes for young people leaving OHC

This research examined the housing, homelessness, mental health, alcohol and drug and juvenile justice service usage pathways for out-of-home care (OHC) leavers in Victoria and Western Australia.
Report

Agglomeration effects and housing market dynamics

This research quantifies productivity-related agglomeration benefits arising from the concentration of employment in Australia. While agglomeration provides a policy rationale for densifying cities and concentrating employment, it also leads to higher house prices, which reduce entry and ongoing affordability, greater pollution and other wellbeing detriments...
Report

Population growth and mobility in Australia: implications for housing and urban development policies

This research tracks Australia’s population growth over the period 2006–16 to examine how actual growth differed from projected growth. It also examines key drivers of population mobility in Australia to inform future urban development policy responses to demands on infrastructure and housing.
Discussion paper

Phasing down gracefully: halving electricity emissions this decade

In order to mitigate against global climate change, this paper argues that net-zero is inevitable, by 2050 or even earlier. To get there, the Australian economy will need to undergo a tremendous structural transformation.