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Sustainable urban growth

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Conference paper

Playing it safe: co-designing safe, inclusive, sustainable and resilient future cities

This paper reports on a 3D printed tabletop board game that can be applied as a tool for co-designing resilient neighbourhoods and cities and on 'gamifying' the design of resilient cities to test markers of sustainability, community cohesion and disaster preparedness.
Conference paper

Sustainable temporary adaptive reuse for a COVID-19 recovery and resilient cities approach

Temporary adaptive reuse is an economic renewal policy mechanism to address vacancy, and an asset management technique to maximise space in underused commercial buildings. This paper presents reflections and findings of early-stage research using a co-design methodology to develop the Sustainable Temporary Adaptive Reuse (STAR)...
Conference paper

Resilience success of community-led and governed green infrastructure in Australia

This paper explores a series of case studies that illustrate community governance models that started with a community led vision for complex green infrastructure projects.
Conference paper

The loss of peri-urban agricultural land and the state-local tensions in managing its demise: the case of Greater Western Sydney, Australia

This study examines the drivers of peri-urban agricultural land loss in Greater Western Sydney (GWS), one of the fastest growing peri-urban regions in Australia, and on the particular contribution of government planning policy and resultant tensions between state and local government decision making.
Conference paper

Key ecological factors of Urban Green Space (UGS) planning for sustainable cities

In this study most affecting factors for ecological sustainability of the cities that can be achieved by Urban Green Space (UGS) planning and design will be discussed, and the most important and key factors will be presented based on international survey drown by international UGS...
Conference paper

Increasing resilience to climate change in the Western Sydney region: an analysis of local council strategies for climate, health, and wellbeing

This research aims to identify how the eight councils have addressed climate risk and resilience, and to determine the barrier and enablers to planning, implementing, and evaluating related strategies across the Western Sydney region.
Conference paper

Integrating logics in strategic spatial planning: a case study of the Melbourne urban growth boundary

Through analysis of Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) as a case study, this paper explores intersection between different stakeholder objectives and logics, and asks: “Why did the UGB change so much within the first decade of its establishment?”
Report

Living locally: creating resilient 20-minute neighbourhoods in greenfield growth areas

This report draws on research and practical experience to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving 20-minute neighbourhoods in new greenfield suburbs. The report outlines opportunities for collaborative approaches to create local environments that support ‘living locally’ and, with that, stronger social connections and...
Policy report

Tomorrow’s homes: a policy framework to transition to sustainable homes for all Australians

This report shows how investing in better design for Australian housing can deliver a double benefit. If implemented now, it can protect jobs and keep money flowing to sustain the economy. In the long term, it can lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions, thus...
Report

World happiness report 2020

This year, the World Happiness Report focuses especially on the environment – social, urban and natural.
Report

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050: report on progress 2019

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...
Conference paper

Analysis and optimisation strategy of employment decentralisation in Perth through density and accessibility indicators

The Western Australian government has embarked on an employment decentralisation agenda aimed at bringing jobs closer to the people and improving urban sustainability in the Perth Metropolitan Region. This study employs density and accessibility measures to evaluate this decentralisation (or rather ‘poly-centralisation’) policy.
Conference paper

Making sense of ‘cities’: a thematic analysis of Australian cities policy from 1991 onwards

Over time, the focus of federal and state governments on cities and urban policies has been sporadic, and agendas have shifted considerably. Without any sustained policy development or implementation it is unclear what constitutes ‘cities’ policy in Australia. This paper examines strategic policy documents relevant...
Conference paper

Melbourne’s growth area infrastructure contribution and the funding of public transport in outer suburbs

in 2010 the Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund was introduced to partially offset (up to 15%) the cost of new ‘essential state-funded’ infrastructure in growth areas on Melbourne’s fringe. This paper examines the GAIC fund and within this, its use for public transport –...
Conference paper

New bushfire threats to peri-urban areas from climate change: challenges for land use planning

Illustrating the trend to increasing vulnerability, this paper examines two case studies, South Eastern Australia and California USA, examines the potential effectiveness of land use planning as a means of reducing bushfire risk and argues the need for anticipatory planning to prevent an expansion of...
Report

Balance Victoria: prospects for decentralisation

The aim of this review study is to assess the prospects for a formal decentralisation program for Victoria – based upon achieving planned new cities and disbursed growth to these new purpose-built regional cities.
Discussion paper

People and neighbourhoods: policy discussion paper

This discussion paper outlines and explores the proposed new Planning and Design Code policy framework that will best support the future development of the homes and neighbourhoods where South Australians will choose to live, work and play.
Report

Canopy tree planting in residential areas

Recommendations within this report aim to implement actions to achieve improvements in the urban climate by improving the canopy cover in the private realm.
Report

Pacific Island towns and cities: a resilience agenda for urbanisation and urban growth in Pacific Island countries

This paper provides an outline of the unique challenges of urbanisation and urban growth in the Pacific. It provides a detailed understanding of why it is important to address Pacific island urbanisation and urban growth, its unique features and a focus on informal settlements.