13 Feb 2017

This paper uses urban metabolism as a way to understand the sustainability of cities. It suggests that the city organism can reduce its metabolic footprint (resource inputs and waste outputs) whilst improving its livability. Like organisms, different cities have different metabolisms.

Journal article
28 Oct 2017

Theories of sustainability transitions aim to explain the processes, pathways and actors that are involved in transformations in technologies and practices. Whilst there is a growing body of research developing theoretical understandings, there has been less documented on how theories are utilised and applied by practitioners themselves.

19 Sep 2016

This chapter on urban regeneration in Australia explores the current state of play concerning urban regeneration in Australia’s major cities, with particular reference to Melbourne.

17 Dec 2014

When progressive developers and early adopters attempt to push boundaries and test innovative new approaches to delivering precinct-scale eco-infrastructure,they invariably hit a range of obstacles.

05 Jun 2019

This document is a resource for anyone planning or assessing new low carbon precincts. Its advice complements existing policy and may be of use to developers, planners, policy makers and the community—anyone who is seeking to understand how to create sustainable urban outcomes.

30 Apr 2019

This technical report presents a series of research projects funded by the Low Carbon Living (LCL) CRC, the CSIRO and agencies such as Sydney Water, Sustainability Victoria and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have been developing and piloting an Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) approach to better understand the decisions made by community members when they are presented with a range of re

Technical report
15 Nov 2013

This scoping project sits across two of the three program areas of the CRC. It aims to assess the scope for developing an integrated building level and cadastrally organised relational database and analysis capacity to link the full range of geo-coded data which will be necessary to operationalize the Living Laboratory concept as well as the broader objectives of the CRC LCL.

28 Mar 2019

The idea that urban design should cater for multicultural diversity is not new, but the emphasis on money-based urban experiences raises questions about the role and meaningfulness of public spaces.

12 Mar 2019

This guide is designed to help integrate biodiversity considerations into new sports venues, minimising their impacts on nature and delivering conservation benefits. It is published by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the United Nations Environment Assembly, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

03 Jan 2019

This article shows a multi-case study transdisciplinary research in eleven cities in Europe that set up nature-based solutions experiments with the aim to provide integrated knowledge on lessons learnt from experimenting with nature-based solutions for urban policy, planning and governance.

Journal article
30 Jan 2019

Climate change presents urban areas in Africa with significant challenges relating to adaptation to dynamic climate risks and protection of critical infrastructure systems and residents’ livelihoods.

08 Jun 2016

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

Journal article