Urban design

Annual Report

5 Dec 2018
8

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

26 Sep 2018
22

Transport pollution is one of the major drivers of climate change in Australia’s towns and cities. A new Climate Council report has found:

Transport is Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution (after electricity) Congestion is a $16 billion dollar handbrake on the...

Discussion paper

Background paper for Eleventh Regional EST Forum in Asia. October 2018, Mongolia
21 Sep 2018
5

This background paper was prepared by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute for the Eleventh Regional EST Forum in Asia. It discusses sustainable urban design and development for Asian cities, the co-benefits of sustainable urban design, and good practices and case studies from around the...

Fact sheet

12 Sep 2018
3

Buffer zones are commonly applied to wastewater treatment plants to manage the area impacted by odour. They require a large area with land use controls to exclude odour sensitive land uses, such as residential. How that land is best used depends, in part, on community...

Case study

1 Sep 2018
11

With urban infrastructure in urgent need of revitalization, it’s time for new thinking about how the civic realm can better serve public needs and meet environmental goals. Chinatown Green Street, in downtown Washington, D.C., is a unique demonstration project that on one city block combines...

Article

9 Aug 2018
11

This paper builds from the findings of a focus group study to propose a smart urban regeneration model for the City of Port Louis, which could enable the old city to be restored and regenerated rather than redeveloped in modernist architecture, as has happened in...

Conference paper

The contributions of the University of South Australia’s city west campus, stage one
18 Jun 2018
2

This paper is set within the context of late 20th century Australian capital city revitalisation. It focuses on Adelaide, South Australia, and in particular on the remaking of a sector of the city known as the West End. The paper refers to cultural regeneration, one...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
2

Cities are premised on ideas. The built environment is a projection of formal and structural determinants such as trade, defence, changes in cultural, religious and ideological influences etc. Urban architecture is an appraisal of these values, and urban processes are the primary mechanism for transmission...

Article

6 Jun 2018
69

Behavioral psychologist Ingrid Gehl influenced much of the thinking of her husband, the celebrated urbanist Jan Gehl. Imagine if all designers were married to behavioral scientists–or even if they just talked with each other.

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Policy report

Menu of State Policy Options
11 Apr 2018
9

Cities and states are always looking for ways to more efficiently and effectively deliver public services, such as flood management, resource conservation, pollution prevention, social equity and human health. Green infrastructure is an integrated set of strategies that help realize these outcomes in the built...

Infographic

22 Feb 2018
12

Water's role in liveability: Heat, Waterways and Urban Amenity

Infographic

17 Oct 2017
13

The Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities were developed by Robin Chase, Zipcar co-Founder, and a consortium of leading city and transport organizations including: the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Natural Resources Defense...

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.

Journal article

1 Jan 2017
8

This paper discusses the significance of urban rail in sustainable development through a number of case studies.

Journal article

Analysis and assessment of the cooling potential of mitigation technologies using performance data from 220 large scale projects
19 Dec 2016
26

Local and global climate change increases the ambient temperature of cities by several degrees with important consequences on energy consumption, health and the economy. Advanced urban mitigation technologies contribute to decrease the ambient temperature and counterbalance the impact of urban heat islands. The present paper...

Journal article

25 Oct 2016
10

Large-scale green urbanism in cities and their bioregions can help to reduce stress on planetary boundaries and the biosphere due to human consumption patterns.

Conference paper

The City of Sydney’s strategic plans, 1988-2008
29 Jun 2016
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This study injects urban design into global city discourse which frequently brushes over the micro-production of the built environment. Yet at this scale, the adaptation of design strategies and controls as a neoliberalist policy tools to shape a global city becomes apparent. The study focuses...

Journal article

8 Jun 2016
8

This paper discusses the history of urban infrastructure planning in the 20th century.

Discussion paper

15 Apr 2016
14

A joint report by the CRC for Low Carbon Living and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities applies ideas from emerging CRC research and international best practice to the proposed urban renewal site of Fishermans Bend in inner Melbourne, focusing on water services and urban...

Conference paper

11 Jul 2014
16

The built environment has value. Most commonly, that value is established through market prices for rent or purchase. Some elements of value, while recognised as important, are under-appreciated as it is difficult for them to be directly monetised or quantified in other terms.

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