urban planning

Commentary

14 Mar 2019
7

When is an airport not just an airport? Western Sydneysiders are in the process of finding out.

Case study

International guidelines on urban and territorial planning
8 Jan 2019
42

These guidelines provide a global reference framework for improving policies, plans, designs and implementation processes that will lead to more compact, socially inclusive, better-integrated and connected cities and territories that foster sustainable urban development and are resilient to climate change.

Report

13 Dec 2018
45

Despite its potential to deliver significant benefits to cities and people, walking is typically overlooked in planning and investment decisions – most likely due to its routine nature. This report identifies key issues with the current investment process that present barriers to appropriate levels of...

Commentary

11 Dec 2018
36

Urban policymaking, plan-making and place-making in Australia could be about to get smarter, writes Peter Newton and Mark Burry.

Strategy

Melbourne together for 1.5°C
11 Dec 2018
45

Urgent action is required to strengthen an international effort to limit global warming to 1.5°C. This strategy guides the next steps in reducing the largest sources of emissions in the City of Melbourne, in line with science-based targets and the Paris Agreement on climate change....

Article

3 Sep 2018
12

Using Western Australian rail history, and a survey of private investment in transit globally, this paper demonstrates that new partnerships with private transport investment can invigorate the future of cities.

Conference paper

Effects of claypit sites on urban form in Melbourne
18 Jun 2018
4

Claypits, which primarily produce materials for construction, are often located on the urban fringe – situated to take advantage of cheap land and outside of the stricter regulatory context of town planning boundaries but close enough to efficiently service their market. In Melbourne, the fringe...

Conference paper

The role of key individuals in the transformation of Melbourne – Ruth and Maurie Crow
18 Jun 2018
4

The purpose of this paper is to provide new insights into how Melbourne was transformed from the 1960s through to the 1980s and consider if there are lessons learnt from this work to apply to the future planning and design of cities. Archival research and...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
5

Australia is a continent with a settlement history dating back 60,000 years that culminates in an extensive network of Indigenous cultural landscapes. Despite the importance of these landscapes, Bashta explains that Indigenous cultural landscapes, like that of the Sunbury Rings, in the Victorian Heritage Register...

Conference paper

A reflective analysis of the process of informing and working with residents
18 Jun 2018
5

In the 1960s and 1970s the deficiencies in the 1945 Hobart city plan (Cook 1945) were clearly evident in Battery Point and North Hobart. Overly-ambitious transport plans, and over-zoning for industrial/commercial uses threatened houses and depleted the residential neighbourhood (Vincent 1984).

A Planning Scheme...

Conference paper

A contested space on Sydney’s urban frontier
18 Jun 2018
2

Australia is a settler society where the rural-urban fringe of the major cities and regional centres is a contestable stage. There are a range of actors who compete in place making processes reshaping the cultural landscape when there is collision over the ownership of space...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
50

Contestation resulting from (and further embedding) spatial and social injustice in cities is one of the most intractable issues facing theorists and practitioners in contemporary cities. Approaching contestation via retributive, procedural or distributive justice lenses alone have led to different urban solutions but also failed...

Conference paper

Ruth and Maurie Crows’ alternative planning imaginary for Melbourne
18 Jun 2018
3

This paper explores Ruth and Maurie Crow’s contribution to Melbourne’s strategic planning history. It focuses on the 1960s and 70s, when deliberation over future growth patterns for Melbourne dominated urban planning discussion. During this period, multiple models of urban expansion were considered by the Melbourne...

Journal article

24 Apr 2018
4

Abstract Bhutan is a tiny kingdom nested in the fragile ecosystem of the eastern Himalayan range, with urbanisation striding at a rapid rate. To the global community, Bhutan is known for its Gross National Happiness (GNH), which in many ways is an expression of...

Journal article

24 Apr 2018
1

Abstract The need to improve slum housing is a major urban planning agenda, especially in Africa and Asia. This article addresses whether it seems feasible to do this whilst helping achieve the 1.5 °C agenda, which requires zero carbon power along with enabling the...

Journal article

24 Apr 2018
2

Abstract Peak car has happened in most developed cities, but for the 1.5 °C agenda the world also needs emerging cities to go through this transition. Data on Beijing shows that it has reached peak car over the past decade. Evidence is provided for...

Strategy

4 Apr 2018
90

This report argues that the creation of physical spaces that bring together new, high-value businesses, researchers and related service providers (so called EICs), will drive job growth, attract investment and underpin the future competitiveness of Victoria’s economy.

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2018
17

Tenure mix has been put forward as a way to break up concentrations of poverty. But how effective is it as a tool to achieve better individual and neighbourhood outcomes?

Working paper

2 Feb 2018
25

Action by national governments is crucial for achieving sustainable, economically productive urban development. A range of benefits can be achieved through development focused on compact, accessible urban forms; clean and efficient urban transportation options; efficient building energy use and local clean energy solutions; and efficient...

Discussion paper

1 Aug 2017
7

This document proposes ideas to develop the City’s future NTE Strategy – a framework that will further encourage the City at night as a vibrant, diverse and welcoming space.

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