Through a local governance lens: divergent and convergent perspectives of effective urban greenspace provision
While municipal government is most often at the heart of local urban greenspace provision, delivery depends upon internal as well as external factors which can act as disruptors. Drawing upon two case studies, this paper examines which factors most affect urban greenspace in two fast...
This inaugural strategy document sets the long-term strategic direction and initial priorities for infrastructure development in South Australia, which will be built upon in future iterations.
What lies beneath? Exploring the material influence of the underground on urban development in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
Drawing on two case studies from the NSW Northern Coalfields, this paper considers economic value, government regulation, public perceptions, and urban development consequences, linking underground materiality with aboveground urban outcomes.
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...
Extreme heat associated with the Urban Heat Island (UHI) and future climate change will have a disproportional geographic and demographic impact across a city. This research investigates Australian cities' strategic plans for heat reduction to maintain their liveability towards heat stress from the UHI effect.
Temporary and tactical urbanism in Australia: a review of current practice, policy and practitioner perspectives
‘Temporary’ and ‘tactical’ (T/T) urbanism is a major recent global movement in urban planning and design. This paper discusses the distinctive ways T/T urbanism is defined and enacted in the Australian context, drawing upon a database of ninety projects identified in six cities, an analysis...
This document presents an Urban Climate Action Impacts Framework (UCAIF or ‘the Framework’) that can be applied when exploring the wider impact of city climate action. The report functions as a user guide with common principles, taxonomy and guidelines for approaching the mapping and assessment...
Housing policies for sustainable and inclusive cities: how national governments can deliver affordable housing and compact urban development
This paper reviews national housing policy instruments from around the world, analysing their impacts on compact urban development and housing affordability.
This report is the first review of the current Five-Year Implementation Plan for the Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 strategy.
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...