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Urban planning

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City planning
Urban areas
Urban design
Urban development
Urban policy
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The Victorian Planning Policy Repository contains strategies, reports, evaluations and other resources from local and state government planning departments, as well as from private practice and academia, to support the work of professional planners in Victoria.
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This Collection includes resources related to cities and towns, public infrastructure, planning, transportation and more. Originally established in July 2012 in partnership with RMIT's College of Design and Social Context and the Centre for Urban Research, the Collection was additionally supported by the Henry Halloran...
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The State of Australian Cities Conferences Collection holds the catalogue of presented papers at the SOAC national conferences, from 2003 - 2019 under the aegis of the Australian Cities Research Network (ACRN).
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New housing supply, population growth and access to social infrastructure

This research tests the usefulness of new datasets to inform the forward planning of social and community infrastructure in rapidly growing areas of Australian cities. It focusses on greenfield areas of Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth to demonstrate data sources and methods that can be replicated...
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Housing key workers: scoping challenges, aspirations, and policy responses for Australian cities

This scoping study considers whether governments in Sydney and Melbourne and select international jurisdictions (the USA and UK) consider key worker housing needs and how they support key workers to access appropriate housing.
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Benchmarking urban exchanges: lessons for Melbourne

This benchmarking report outlines the potential future themes and activities to foster Melbourne’s transition toward a more sustainable and healthier city.
Policy report

Does high-rise development damage neighbourhood character?

Local residents often oppose new apartment buildings on the grounds that they would harm neighbourhood character. This paper examines several examples of high-rise development in Sydney.
Report

Cooling common spaces in densifying urban environments

This research takes up the challenge of promoting a new approach to thinking about urban liveability in warming cities, with two principles at its core. First, asking how open space can be planned for ‘coolth’ defined as the experience of feeling manageably comfortable in a...
Conference paper

Melbourne Docklands: it's a class remake but it ain't classy

This paper examines the effects of gentrification and redevelopment on Melbourne's Docklands.
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Urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply in Australian cities and regions

This study examined relationships between urban productivity and affordable rental housing, focusing particularly on the availability of affordable housing relative to employment and labour markets in capital and satellite cities.