Urban precincts

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Conference paper

Australian waterfronts: improving our edge

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.
Conference paper

Spatial patterns and functions of employment centres in Metropolitan Sydney, 1981 - 1996

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.
Report

The shared path: people not cars at the heart of the communities

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...
Report

Community ties: understanding what attaches people to the place where they live

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.
Book

Coronavirus and engaging cities: towards community recovery

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.
Report

Cities in the world: a new perspective on urbanisation

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.
Conference paper

Active frontage controls: architecture, affordances and atmospheres in Forrest Hill, Melbourne

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.
Report

Guidelines for city mobility: steering towards collaboration

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...
Report

Smart cities down under: performance of Australian local government areas

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...
Technical report

Achieving well-designed places through neighbourhood planning: a toolkit for neighbourhood planners

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...