Urban planning

Alternate Term Label:
City planning
Urban areas
Urban design
Urban development
Urban policy
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What types of evidence are available for translating health evidence into planning strategies for higher density living? A review of the literature

Despite abundant knowledge and research highlighting the significance of urban planning for improving health outcomes, there remains an absence of understanding of how health evidence can be translated into planning policy and practice, particularly for higher density urban development. This paper presents the findings of...
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What’s the problem? Land use planning and affordable housing provision in non-metropolitan Australia

This paper presents a key element of an analytics of government, by considering the problematisation of affordable housing and exploring how the governing of affordable housing, through the land use planning system, has developed over time.
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Consensus is overrated: how agonistic pluralism and radical planning challenges the post-political city

This paper asks: How can planning processes be transformed to better accommodate agonistic conflict in the form of activism as a legitimate practice in the pursuit of a more democratic city?
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Tracing the 'zombification' of undeveloped estates in greater Melbourne and its outlying regions

The ‘zombie subdivision’ is a phenomenon identified by the Lincoln Institute as ‘once- promising projects’ now ‘distressed’, with the fulfilment of plans or visions for the site effectively stalled. Services such as water, electricity, and roads are often absent in these areas, leaving them partially-...
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Tiny houses: love, live or leave? What factors influence the decision?

Tiny houses offer some potential to improve housing choice for those who can afford the upfront cost, may offer low impact urban densification option and can foster more sustainable behaviours. This potential will however, not be achieved unless local and state governments regulate tiny houses...
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Ethics and transport planning in a time of urban extremes

Studies of justice and equity in mobility rarely produce explicit conceptual or practical insights into an ethics of transport and its planning. This paper asserts that this tension presents a complex ethical conundrum for transport scholars, and consider the possibilities and potentials for opening arenas...
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Scale, territory, and the organisation of the state in transport planning in Melbourne, Australia, and Toronto, Canada

Transport planning is the set of state-led practices that seek to improve (using) mobility, with reference to an idealised future imaginary. This research characterises how scale is deployed in practices of transport planning, with a focus on the Melbourne (Australia) and Toronto (Canada) urban regions...
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Planning shadeways in Bendigo: an example of digital planning to adapt to extreme heat

This paper describes an innovative approach to using and triangulating geospatial data, community perspectives on urban greening and community shade mapping activities to develop a shade mapping and (walking) route comfort model for a city.
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Conflict and contradictions of multiple hard planning spaces

Spatial imaginaries feature prominently in contemporary metropolitan strategic planning strategies. In particular, many metropolitan planners have experimented with the use of functional economic corridors, typically although not exclusively based on soft or fuzzy boundaries.
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The power of integrated spatial modelling: RailSmart Planning Wanneroo

This paper discusses a major Smart Cities project, the output of which is an interactive digital platform which tests optimal public transport patronage and employment creation potential of various railway station development options.