01 Apr 2015

Describes baseline levels of active transport usage in Australian cities, and thus provides a platform from which future interventions in low carbon precinct planning and design can be assessed in terms of their capability to increase the levels of active transport.

15 Jun 2017

In its inaugural Energy Supply Outlook (ESO), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) highlights a low risk of electricity shortfalls for an average summer in 2017/18, however the power system remains susceptible to extreme conditions.

12 Sep 2016

The past decade has seen the energy industry, and particularly electricity generation, transformed. As households install solar panels and communities develop renewable energy projects, electricity generation is rapidly becoming localised.
Community renewable energy projects are an important and increasing part of this transformation.

Discussion paper
01 Jun 2018

In days of yore, building a sustainable family residence meant spending substantially more than for a regulation dwelling. Yet an engineer and an artist have constructed a positive-energy home at less than the usual cost of construction. Read the full article in Ecolibrium, the official journal of AIRAH.

Journal article
22 Feb 2018

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

02 Feb 2014

The Growing Green Guide  has been developed with advice from industry experts and knowledge from academic research, to explain how to create high quality green roofs, walls and facades.

01 Jan 2013

Start with the Grasslands provides guidance for the design and management of native grasslands (both large and small) within the Victorian urban context to maximise environmental and social outcomes.

01 Oct 2017

Walking, often combined with public transport, provides a critical opportunity for young people to lead independent lives. Suburban environments that are difficult to walk around or to use public transport leave many young people reliant on parents or others to drive them.

13 Jun 2017

This research project asks what mini-publics contribute to democracy from a systemic perspective, and how that contribution might be strengthened. For evidence, we draw on three mini-publics: the Penrith Community Panel; the Noosa Community Jury (on management of the Noosa River); and Infrastructure Victoria’s citizen juries.

01 Jan 2015

In developed economies a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions result from energy demand in the building sector. Many countries have recognized the need to mandate building energy performance standards as a key element of a national energy or climate change policy. The Commonwealth of Australia included energy efficiency provisions in the National Building Code early last decade.

Conference paper
01 Nov 2018

An increasing number of jurisdictions are seeking new ways to manage the competing needs of different modes on increasingly congested road networks. Network Operations Planning (NOP) is becoming ‘best practice’ in managing multi-modal transport networks. This paper presents a critical review of the implementation of SmartRoads, an NOP framework developed by VicRoads.

Conference paper
07 Aug 2018

This paper provides an overview of the evidence that Infrastructure Victoria will consider in developing its final advice to the Victorian government on the infrastructure requirements for highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.