Developing an urban resilience framework for application in local government: a research-practice collaboration
This paper explores a partnership between university researchers and the City of Melbourne which sought to clarify the concept of urban resilience and make it applicable to the multi-sectoral work of local government.
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.
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.
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)...
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.
This paper provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and qualities of urban resilience to better understand how to address the challenges of the future with the ideas of today.
Temporary and tactical urbanism in Australia: a review of current practice, policy and practitioner perspectives
‘Temporary’ and ‘tactical’ (T/T) urbanism is a major recent global movement in urban planning and design. This paper discusses the distinctive ways T/T urbanism is defined and enacted in the Australian context, drawing upon a database of ninety projects identified in six cities, an analysis...
Climate change impacts and implications propagate as cascades across physical and human systems, compounding to form multiple impacts across sectors. Such effects arise because of the interdependencies between natural and socio-economic systems as they change and from feedback loops that occur between them. As such...
Amid Greater Sydney’s growth in the knowledge economy, the story and importance of our industrial and urban services activities get somewhat overlooked. Data actually tells us that the industrial and urban services sector is growing; becoming more efficient and adaptable, providing more jobs and making...
Resilient Sydney, is the first resilience strategy for metropolitan Sydney. This strategy sets the direction we must take to strengthen our ability to survive, adapt and thrive in the face of increasing global uncertainty and local shocks and stresses. This strategy calls for business, government...
The populations of most world cities are growing fast, and with it come challenges and opportunities for keeping citizens safe and well. New International Standards for measuring and improving the performance of cities have just been published: ISO/TC 268: Sustainable cities and communities ISO 37106:2018...
Challenges and opportunities behind long-term urban resilience policy: insight from Australia, the UK and the USA
Public policies and initiatives are constantly developed and re-developed. These changes are influenced by practical aspects such as politics, funding and governance. Some may argue that this encourages innovation and reflects true democratic processes. Nevertheless, it also represents a challenge for dealing with complex issues...
Scholars have recently signaled that the 100 Resilient Cities network may be facilitating a new understanding of resilience, which is being operationalised into urban strategy. Resilient Melbourne, for example, strongly suggests that urban resilience responses could be moving from a focus on engineering resilience to...
In this report we compare the cost of power outages with the associated economic value of electric reliability. We explain the benefits of affordable microgrid services using natural gas as fuel, and we detail how microgrids can leverage wholesale power markets during normal operations, enhancing...
El Paso represents one half of the largest binational metroplex in the Western Hemisphere. It's regional population is expected to exceed 3 million by 2030. This strategy looks at how the city can move beyond simple survival by intelligently adapting to the changing world.
Cities currently host more than half of the world population, a number which is projected to continue to rise. Urban centres also create large percentages of national gross domestic product (GDP) and are important sources of employment but also generate large proportions of national greenhouse...
Recent decades have seen urban resilience becoming a more popular term internationally both within academic and policy circles. However, relatively little attention has been paid by the literature to the policy implications of striving towards more resilient urban systems and the challenges introduced by the...
Countries across the globe are likely to face significant challenges in coming years that will test the resilience of their cities. However, there is often a lack of proactive evidence-based analysis of available options and their outcomes as well as indicators of success or progress...
This study analyses data collected on community wellbeing before and after the introduction of poker machines in a the City of Whittlesea, Victoria.
Social effects of disaster waste management: a case study of Brisbane suburbs post 2011 January floods
This paper investigates how the speed and nature of disaster waste management impacts on residents belonging to different socio-economic backgrounds, with a particular focus on the 2011 January Floods in Brisbane, Australia.