Sustainable urban growth

NARROWER TERMS
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Information infrastructure and the connected city

This paper briefly reviews the relationship now between ICT and the cities, particularly in Australia, and surveys the role that communication and information infrastructure might now play in the future form and function of cities.
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How significant an influence is urban form on city energy consumption for housing and transport?

As cities seek to make their energy, water, biological and materials sub-systems more sustainable, the degree to which the intensification of urban development is supportive of these aims will become clearer.
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Before and after Sydney’s M4 Motorway: did it make the city more sustainable?

Induced traffic growth has significant implications for the sustainability of urban systems. These are discussed in tandem with a brief review of the debate that has taken place around induced traffic growth.
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Out of bounds: Insights from children to support a cultural shift towards sustainable and child-friendly cities

This paper explores the links between child-friendly cities and sustainable cities including sustainable transport systems.
Strategy

Melbourne 2030: planning for sustainable growth

Released in 2002, Melbourne 2030 - Planning for sustainable growth was the Victorian Government's long term plan for managing Melbourne's growth and development.
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Buying time: city growth and concealed environmental problems

This paper focuses on five concerns touching cities that are rarely on planners’ screens, or given too little attention - notably fine particulate pollution, heat island effects and noise in local area settings, water quality deterioration from run-off, and the degradation of green space in...
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SOS – sustaining our suburbs

What does sustainability mean in the context of the Victorian State Government's “Planning for Sustainable Growth” plan and what are the assumptions which underpin the plan? This paper will locate Melbourne 2030 within a much longer and pervasive history of antipathy towards the particular suburban...
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The Penrith Lakes Scheme and Old Castlereagh: growth, sustainability and vulnerability at the urban-rural interface

This paper explores the history, archaeology and environment of Old Castlereagh and the Penrith Lakes Scheme on the banks of the Nepean River in Sydney's west.
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From the outside looking in – planning and land management in Sydney’s fringe

This paper explores the major issues arising in Sydney’s rural-urban fringe, particularly from the perspective of Sydney’s fringe from the outside looking in rather from the inside looking out.
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Nature and culture in the backyard

This paper draws on examples from a wider study of Australian backyards to inform debate on three themes: urban consolidation vs urban expansion; the ecologies of urban areas; the importance of ethnographic and qualitative research methods in studying human/environment interactions in urban areas.