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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The State of Australasian Cities Conferences Collection holds the catalogue of presented papers at the SOAC national conferences, from 2003 - 2019 under the aegis of the Australasian Cities Research Network (ACRN).
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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...
Submission

Council for Intellectual Disability submission to Central Coast Council on Mooney Mooney and Peat Island planning proposal

This submission was written in response to the NSW Government's proposal to rezone Peat Island and Mooney Mooney. The document considers the potential role of former disability institution sites and draws upon Australian disability policy development and cultural heritage strategy.
Report

Squeezed out: the impact of build costs and planning reform on social housing supply in England

This report provides an analysis of a sample of local authorities, two from each region of England, to test the resilience of social and affordable housing supply to further increases in build cost.
Report

N1 Opportunity assessment: electric vehicles and the grid - final report 2021

This report has been compiled with the expertise of multiple experts across a broad range of disciplines relating to the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and strategies to not only avoid significant detrimental impacts on the electricity grid but ways that EVs can improve the...
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.
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.
Strategy

Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021-2051

This strategy document builds on the work of the first cross-sectoral infrastructure strategy delivered in 2016, and presents a vision for a thriving, inclusive and sustainable Victoria over the next 30 years.
Report

Innovative responses to urban transportation: current practice in Australian cities

This research explores how Australian urban transport programs and policies are responding to changes in transport technology, travel patterns, environmental imperatives and spatial development dynamics in order to offer guidance about future directions and options, and seeks to identify potential policy directions for Australia’s cities...
Report

The origins and destinations of produce flows through Sydney Markets Limited Flemington site

The report provides detailed analysis of the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chains into Sydney markets at Flemington.
Discussion paper

Government policy statement on housing and urban development

This document is designed to outline New Zealand's Policy Statement-Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) which will be published in October 2021.
Report

The rezoning honeypot: evidence from Fishermans Bend

Planning decisions that alter the nature or extent of property rights on land can generate large windfall gains on the value of that land. This study compares 2017 sales data for 33 properties in Fishermans Bend where there was a repeat sale at the time...
Report

Relationships between metropolitan, satellite and regional city size, spatial context and economic productivity

This report considers evidence about the existence and scale of agglomeration economies, including in Australian cities. It examines whether city size affects productivity, and whether economic productivity, city size and rising housing costs are interdependent.
Book

People in planning

This ebook is based on interviews with 15 UK-based developers and planning, engineering, traffic and communications consultants during April 2021.
Journal article

Urban transport infrastructure planning and the public interest: a public health perspective

This study on the Sydney WestConnex project demonstrates how health impacts require early consideration within business cases for urban infrastructure projects, and later during environmental impact assessment.
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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.