11 Dec 2015

Due to the unsustainable nature of urban sprawl, Australian metropolitan strategies have increasing been pushing for increased levels of infill: the redevelopment of existing urban (typically residential) land. However, the current infill models of Brownfield and lot-by-lot redevelopment are largely incapable of generating the volume or range of future housing needs.

Conference paper
31 Aug 2018

SALT is a planned One Planet residential community set on the margins of the coastal township of Torquay in regional Victoria. Its history, location and setting is unique, local, and coastal, earning it the working name of ‘SALT’.The SALT layout has been designed to respond to the site topography and...

Guide
04 Sep 2018

A shared desire to live more communally could encourage greater housing diversity, according to Adam Haddow. Here, he looks to student housing, “build-to-rent” models, and the new WeLive project in the USA for cues on how to conjure an alternative, more versatile Australian housing market. Read the full article at ArchitectureAU

Commentary
25 Nov 2015

The Commons apartment building in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has won swags of awards, including the Best of Best at the 2014 BPN Sustainability Awards. Among its many lauded attributes is its total lack of on-site car parking.

Commentary
Article
26 Oct 2017

The populations of Sydney and Melbourne are both expected to exceed 8.5 million by 2061. What will Australia’s cities look like then? Will they still be among the world’s lowest-density cities?

Commentary
26 Sep 2016

Over the past decade research on urban thermal inequity has grown, with a focus on denser built environments. In this letter we examine thermal inequity associated with climate change impacts and changes to urban form in a comparatively socio-economically disadvantaged Australian suburb.

Journal article
04 Dec 2015

In 1998, the Western Australian Government introduced the Liveable Neighbourhoods Design Code; a policy aimed at using design principles  to increase the walking, cycling, public transport use and sense of  community of residents of new housing developments.

Evaluation
28 Sep 2017

This report maps out how minimum efficiency standards for rental homes could tackle a long-standing problem, and create thousands of jobs in trades, services and manufacturing across Victoria.

Report
27 Nov 2009

Urban fringe residential estates continue to dominate the residential development sector in Australia. Several practice based sustainability assessment tools have recently been developed which acknowledge the impacts of such developments and attempt to improve outcomes.

Conference paper
02 Dec 2011

The research involved examining indicators of sustainability from four case study subdivisions that were marketed as ‘green’, ‘eco’ or ‘sustainable’ or similar. It found a clear gap between the way the subdivision has been designed and the energy efficiency of the houses.

Conference paper
12 Oct 2017

Representing the culmination of five years of research, this report examines seven domains of a city’s liveability that also promote the health and wellbeing of Australians – walkability, public transport, public open spaces, housing affordability, employment and the food and alcohol environments.

Research report
26 Sep 2017

The objective of this paper is to outline how the operation of the built environment can best contribute to the supply of diverse housing that supports affordable living outcomes.

Policy report