Appraising health precinct audit tools: rapid systematic review of evidence
The purpose of this rapid review was to draw on secondary literature that focussed on four specific built environment audit tools to gather evidence on their critical assessments and/or applications of these tools for designing built environments that safeguard, as well as promote, health.
The relationship between health risk factors and the neighbourhood environment
Our neighbourhood environment influences our health by supporting or hindering our opportunities to engage in physical activity, access nutritious foods and commute to work. This report explores whether the selected factors in the neighbourhood environment are associated with socio-economic disadvantage and obesity, physical inactivity, insufficient...
The social life of privately-owned public spaces in Melbourne
Understanding design, management, and social use of privately-owned public spaces (POPS) are usually focused on American cities, especially New York. It is essential to study POPSs in other countries and understand how they work based on local policies and regulations. This research answers questions about...
Mission-oriented innovation districts: the Australian context
The aim of this review is to explore what the analytical contours of Mission-Oriented Innovation Districts (MOID) might look like and how can Mission-Oriented Innovation Districts be conceptualised, measured and governed?
Digital public space: imagining the everyday impacts of infrastructure transitions
This paper will outline a novel understanding of how people sense and make sense of the digital by using speculative visual research methods to approach the digital as part of the ongoing configuration of urban public space.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
Integration of 3D objects and terrain for 3D modelling supporting the Digital Twin
3D modelling of precincts and cities has significantly advanced in the last decades, as we move towards the concept of the Digital Twin. Many 3D city models have been created but a large portion of them neglect representing terrain and buildings accurately. Very often the...
WGV Living Lab – performance monitoring design report
WGV is a 2.2ha residential infill development in White Gum Valley delivered by the Western Australian State Government Developer, LandCorp. Consisting of four multi-residential sites, one group housing site and 23 detached residential sites, WGV will eventually accommodate up to 100 dwellings and around 250...
Towards zero carbon - regenerating our cities
This video introduces CRCLCL's projects exploring new instruments to engage stakeholders in redeveloping sustainable neighbourhoods.
Aligning district energy and building energy efficiency: Belgrade
While the focus is on the City of Belgrade, the aim of this report is to support all public authorities and agencies developing and implementing integrated approaches to both energy efficiency in buildings and district energy supply. It provides guidance to decision-makers in Belgrade, while...
There has been increasing awareness of the importance of the creative and knowledge economies for Australian cities, and the physical places and spaces that support them. Often located in transit-orientated post-industrial areas, knowledge precincts, and creative precincts, require coordinated policy support to promote this particular...
An integrated demand and carbon impact forecasting approach for residential precincts
Estimation of the demand of an urban precinct, related to Electricity, Transport, Waste and Water (ETWW), is a necessary step toward the delivery of quality living environments where daily activities can be conducted in a sustainable manner. A forecasting model that concurrently links demand in...
Energy, transport, waste and water demand forecasting and scenario planning for precincts
Forecasting for integrated demands and carbon impacts of a precinct in the ETWW (energy, transport, waste and water) domains will allow for the assessment of policy scenarios for low carbon futures.
Albania child friendly cities framework report
This is a report was developed for the Abanian government and funded by UNICEF Albania. The Albanian “Child Friendly City” program builds on the concept and experience of the international UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI).
Albanian child friendly cities action plan 2016-2018
The purpose of this Child Friendly Cities Action Plan is to develop expand on the goals and objectives of Child Friendly Cities program as outlined in framework and identify activities that can be implemented to activate the program at National, Regional and Municipal level.
Albania: child friendly city
This is a children's report developed by children for children about the child friendly cities project being developed by the Abanian government and funded by UNICEF Albania.
Energy and carbon performance evaluation for buildings and urban precincts: review and a new modelling concept
With the accelerating pace of urbanisation around the world, the planning, development and operation of buildings and precincts have become increasingly important with respect to energy use and the associated carbon footprint of the modern built environment. Over recent decades, much effort, both in research...