Report

Living locally: creating resilient 20-minute neighbourhoods in greenfield growth areas

This report draws on research and practical experience to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving 20-minute neighbourhoods in new greenfield suburbs. The report outlines opportunities for collaborative approaches to create local environments that support ‘living locally’ and, with that, stronger social connections and...
Report

Commuting burden and housing affordability for low-income renters

This study investigated the impacts commuting costs have on accessing employment for low income workers who are renting their home.
Report

Economic impacts of COVID-19 on the City of Melbourne: final report

This report describes the forecast economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on both the City of Melbourne and Victoria, highlighting a range of response actions for the government in rebooting the Victorian economy.
Report

Food precincts investigations: Melbourne laneways and Brisbane’s West End

Describing a recent investigation of 49 fast food, café and restaurant businesses in Melbourne’s Degraves Street and Hardware Lane and Brisbane’s West End, this report outlines the recovery of $1,212,727 in unpaid wages to potentially vulnerable young workers such as university students.
Report

The experience of international students before and during COVID-19: housing, work, study and wellbeing

This report, drawing on two surveys, one conducted before and one during the COVID-19 pandemic, examines the circumstances of international students in the private rental sector in Sydney and Melbourne.
Conference paper

Ethics and transport planning in a time of urban extremes

Studies of justice and equity in mobility rarely produce explicit conceptual or practical insights into an ethics of transport and its planning. This paper asserts that this tension presents a complex ethical conundrum for transport scholars, and consider the possibilities and potentials for opening arenas...
Conference paper

Scale, territory, and the organisation of the state in transport planning in Melbourne, Australia, and Toronto, Canada

Transport planning is the set of state-led practices that seek to improve (using) mobility, with reference to an idealised future imaginary. This research characterises how scale is deployed in practices of transport planning, with a focus on the Melbourne (Australia) and Toronto (Canada) urban regions...
Conference paper

The influence of Melbourne-Sydney intercity high-speed rail on spatial accessibility: an analysis of current proposals

This paper explores the influence of high-speed rail development on spatial accessibility in southeastern Australia. The aim is to understand how current proposals for intercity high-speed rail would distribute accessibility improvements across regions between Sydney and Melbourne. Special attention is given to spatial effects in...
Conference paper

Will driverless cars produce walkable cities for Australia?

This paper draws on design research exploring detailed scenarios for driverless cars as primary access to suburban rail stations in Melbourne. The findings question the extent to which walkable urbanism is likely to result in a driverless future.
Conference paper

Melbourne’s growth area infrastructure contribution and the funding of public transport in outer suburbs

in 2010 the Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund was introduced to partially offset (up to 15%) the cost of new ‘essential state-funded’ infrastructure in growth areas on Melbourne’s fringe. This paper examines the GAIC fund and within this, its use for public transport –...