This paper critically examines the urban design of waterfront cultural and leisure precincts in Australian cities, in terms of simple functional planning matters such as use, scale and connectivity, but also examining how these are entangled in more complex representational, behavioural and political outcomes.
The aim of this paper is an empirical investigation of the changing spatial organisation of economic activities and the functions of identified employment centres within the context of a polycentric and dispersed employment pattern.
The transport sector accounts for almost a quarter of our total climate emissions, and more than half of these come from private vehicles. New Zealand has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, but this won’t happen without a substantial reduction in private...
This report, commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, finds that people with access to arts and cultural amenities are more deeply attached to their communities, but equitable access continues to be challenging for communities of colour.
What future lies ahead for cities and communities beyond the coronavirus pandemic? In this eBook, Canadian-based economic geographer and urban scholar, Shauna Brail, looks at lessons from lockdown and creative approaches to reopening and recovery.
This report presents new evidence of recent and future urbanisation trends and sheds light on the evolution of metropolitan areas around the globe. The report demonstrates how globally consistent definitions of cities and metropolitan areas can contribute to more effective policy design.
Active frontages are promoted in planning policy as ‘best practice’. While acknowledging the importance of public-private interfaces for street-life vitality, this paper questions the widespread uncritical adoption of ‘active everywhere’ controls.
Developed by the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Mobility, these guidelines reflect shared goals for liveable and just transport networks and cities. This document provides eight practical guidelines – from data-sharing to multimodal integration – that help establish, develop and strengthen partnerships between...
This report presents the findings of a study conducted at the Urban Studies Lab of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), that placed Australian local government areas under the smart city microscope to evaluate their performances. The study also generates insights for understanding the reasons behind...
This toolkit has been prepared to support groups involved in neighbourhood planning to locally define and promote good design. Neighbourhood planning gives great power to communities to influence the design of new development in their area. Communities throughout the country have strong ideas about the...