Public spaces

Journal article

11 Dec 2019
8

In this article, the author asserts that if libraries are to be safe places for patrons of all backgrounds, library workers in general must incorporate insights from other disciplines into their practice and begin to meaningfully address the complicated roles of police and security guards...

Report

How five cities reimagined their public spaces
18 Apr 2019
261

As American communities face increasing levels of social and economic division, this report showcases how five U.S. cities are reimagining public spaces—parks, trails, plazas, libraries—to bring residents together and revive neglected neighborhoods.

Annual Report

5 Dec 2018
12

UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme, launched in 2012, is now active in more than 30 cities across the world. The programme’s objective is to promote public spaces as a keystone for sustainable cities to ensure a good quality of life for all. This is done...

Report

1 Oct 2018
128

This report maps policies, strategies and instruments used by metropolitan governments to foster safer public spaces, with particular reference to the safety of women and girls.

Guide

2 Aug 2018
11

This guide is intended for community members who see an opportunity to create better streets, but may be struggling to get their neighbors on board or spur government officials into action.

As part of our Transportation Program, we conducted a “scan,” speaking with 20...

Report

SDG 11 Synthesis report, High level political forum 2018
9 Jul 2018
79

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 global targets, and nearly 234 indicators that will be monitored for the period 2015–2030. The targets are designed to be integrated and indivisible and to balance the...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
20

This paper discussed urban specific wind patterns and their influence on urban liveability in Adelaide CBD. Possible urban wind comfort design guidelines are presented and discussed for application in Australian context.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
25

Thermally uncomfortable outdoor environments can significantly affect liveability of cities. Australia is likely to experience between 0.6 °C and 3.8 °C increase in temperature by the end of the 21st century. In warmer climates, increased demand for indoor air-conditioning results in higher energy demand and...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
25

Sound is a dynamic part of the urban landscape and is increasingly understood to be a central aspect that helps to shape people’s experiences of the public realm. Australian urban planners, however, have little engagement with the theories on urban sounds, and as a result,...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
44

Public security and anti-terror urban design is increasing in Australian cities as governments respond to continued extremist attacks worldwide. However, controlling safety measures are driven by security agencies and police, rather than urban design professionals. Oftentimes, such outcomes prove detrimental to urban amenity, sacrificing quality...

Journal article

24 Apr 2018
30

Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C will require rapid decarbonisation of the world’s electricity and transport systems. This must occur against a background of continuing urbanisation and the shift to the information economy. While replacement of fossil fuels in electricity generation is underway, urban transport...

Annual Report

8 Nov 2017
8

A sound knowledge of how informal green spaces are used, or of why they are not being used, can inform planners and decision-makers when intervening in such spaces to increase the liveability of urban neighbourhoods.

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Article

23 Aug 2017
25

More and more of us living in denser cities where apartments and high-rise developments are increasingly common. This creates specific health concerns for residents of these areas, and for lower-income households in particular.

Report

22 Aug 2017
32

An extensive consultation program took place in 2016 and 2017 for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space. This report outlines the key feedback, ideas and recommendations from the Community Open Space Expert Panel (COSEP).

Report

22 Aug 2017
27

An extensive consultation program took place in 2016 and 2017 for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space. This report outlines the key feedback, ideas and recommendations received from the community, businesses and stakeholders during this consultation program...

Policy

13 Aug 2017
207

This policy establishes a baseline of what is expected to achieve good design, across all projects in NSW.

Report

New South Wales Auditor-General's report
10 Aug 2017
112

This audit reviewed the performance of the NSW Office of Strategic Lands (OSL). It found that the OSL does not currently have a strategic focus to improve land planning outcomes and also needs to address significant financial risks by implementing a proper, long-term financial strategy....

Strategy

24 Jul 2017
85

Adopted in 2008 following extensive community consultation, Sustainable Sydney 2030 expressed the community’s vision and the City’s commitment to the sustainable development of our city to 2030 and beyond. Sustainable development is not just about the physical environment. It is also about the economy, society...

Report

21 Dec 2016
317

The report analyses data from the first large scale Australian survey of public wi-fi use. The report highlights shared challenges for public wi-fi users, employers, public wi-fi network providers, and policy-makers to promote public wi-fi security, while retaining the benefits of accessibility offered by this...

Conference paper

The making of local open space systems in Adelaide, 1950-2003
29 Jun 2016
12

Adelaide’s planning history is replete with examples of the adoption and adaptation of iconic urban open space ideas. The making of urban open spaces, beginning with the Adelaide parklands, is a direct result of the diverse roles attributed to those spaces and the values placed...

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