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Public awareness and the politics of urban growth

Using the ADI St Mary’s site to explore long standing issues in the planning and management of urban development, this paper identifies the generic nature of issues such as constraining the scale of development and empowering people in specific contexts, resulting from a complex interplay...
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Planning under-empowerment and urban over-development in inner Sydney

Exploring the way in which the exercise of power by developers, stemming from superior money-based resources, distorts planning processes, this paper looks at how urban over-development can occur even when planning controls to limit development to levels acceptable to the community are in place.
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Law and governance for the biodiverse city

This paper suggests that Australia’s existing environmental laws and regulations are inadequate to protect biodiversity when it comes in direct competition with determined urban expansion.
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Bringing culture into planning and planning into culture

This presentation considers: culture as the domain of ‘traditions’ emphasising continuities; rapid contemporary change with culture in a dynamic state of flux; innovation in culture, not just in the arts; diversity as an engine of productive change; cultural development as asset orientation; and sustainability with...
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Risk and security in Australian cities: Whose risk, whose responsibility?

This paper examines the evolution of risk and its governance in Australian cities - with the focus on Sydney. It considers the construction of risk and security and the roles played by different groups in defining these concepts, in constraining the choice of mitigation strategies...
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Before and after Sydney’s M4 Motorway: did it make the city more sustainable?

Induced traffic growth has significant implications for the sustainability of urban systems. These are discussed in tandem with a brief review of the debate that has taken place around induced traffic growth.
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The sharing Sydney Harbour access program: a partnership approach

This paper describes the State Government's Access Program which aims to increase access to and along the foreshores of Sydney Harbour and its tributaries for people on foot and bicycle and improve access to and from the waterways for recreational boating.
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Pedalling forward: case studies in active transport initiatives from Sydney’s Inner West

This paper examines the current state of local policy and practice in active transport in Australia through describing a novel project in Sydney’s Inner West.
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Changes in patterns of accessibility in Sydney

While metropolitan restructuring and changes in journey to work patterns are well monitored at the aggregate level in Sydney by the NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, the impacts of these changes on accessibility to employment opportunities remains largely unknown by the planning community.
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Geographies of household travel in Sydney

Studies of urban travel – where people travel to, how they get there, for what purpose and for how long – have become increasingly sophisticated in their recognition of the complexity of urban travel.