Compact city

Journal article

Using the concepts of green infrastructure and ecosystem services to specify leitbilder for compact and green cities - the example of the Landscape Plan of Dresden (Germany)

In the light of ongoing global urbanization and the high pace of resource consumption, there is an urgent need to foster compact cities. Currently, however, we lack integrative guidelines on how to manage trade-offs between urban densification and the provision of green space. Against this...
Conference paper

Inequitable density: the place of lower-income and disadvantaged residents in the compact city

Compact city policies have become planning orthodoxy over the past three decades. But compact city development takes many forms, and the compact city concept often obscures a diverse range of social, economic and environmental outcomes of urban densification. In Australia the compact city agenda has...
Conference paper

Where is the compact city? A method to monitor the implementation of compact activity centre policy

Metropolitan planning policy in Australia has focussed on creating more compact cities for the past twenty years. Yet the multi-nodal expression of Australian compact city policies has, to date, proven difficult to implement (Newton and Glackin 2014; Chhetri et al. 2013; Woodcock et al. 2011...
Conference paper

Regenerating the suburbs: a model for compact, resilient cities

Accommodating increased densities in urban areas is a fraught issue that often sees planners, developers and local communities in conflict. This paper explores a model for compact urban living that helps to address a range of these challenges.
Conference paper

Road costs associated with differing forms of urban development

This paper presents some preliminary results from PhD research being undertaken which, more broadly, considers infrastructure costs associated with differing forms of urban development available to policy makers within Australia. It is thus a component of the ‘compact’ versus ‘dispersed’ city debate.
Conference paper

Speculation or resistance? The limits to compact city policy

Compact city policies such as Melbourne 2030 have been established in Australia for a range of reasons including climate change. It is now clear that the Melbourne 2030 policy has not been effective – with new development mostly on the urban fringe. This policy failure...
Conference paper

Compact city visions for Melbourne

This paper seeks to quantify the capacities for compact growth and to use these measures as frameworks for understanding the urban design opportunities embodied in such responses to climate change.