Research showed that one-quarter of Sydney respondents were open to consolidating property for sale with neighbours. However, consolidated lot sales are not part of the business model of most real estate agencies, local government, or property developers. It’s an area where the...Read more
Start Date

Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is commonly implemented at a precinct-scale. This enables an integrated approach and the application of an appropriate mix of design and technologies for a spatially-relevant,...

Start Date

This project is developing tools to apply spatial information to urban planning decision-making, for improved economic, social and environmental outcomes. 

The project is informing urban planning decisions related to the...

24 Nov 2017

This publication is the seventh in a series that is helping to raise awareness of good design and promote discussion about its benefits and value. The publication has been developed together with Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council of Victoria. It highlights key design principles and outlines some effective approaches...

The 2020s are predicted to be a decade of transformation for urban mobility. There are at least six forces that are expected to disrupt the urban mobility landscape. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy, through to vehicle electrification, mobile computing, the...Read more
01 Jan 2017

Urban transport, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability continue to present big challenges for city leaders and policy think tanks. As the share of the world's population living in cities grows to nearly 70 per cent between now and 2050, urban transport energy consumption is forecast to double to meet the...

19 Sep 2017

Josh's House is a “living laboratory” research and demonstration project in the Perth suburb of Hilton, Western Australia. The scope of Josh's House included the design and construction of two energy efficient family homes that achieved the highest level, 10-stars (estimated thermal load: 4 MJ/m2/year) [Australian Government Department of Environment, Star...

Journal article
29 Aug 2014

Beyond Zero talks to Dr Rob Salter, project manager of Live Well Clusters, which seeks to create a groundswell of community participation for reducing carbon footprints.

Audio program
21 Dec 2010

Australia's housing sector currently has no consistent or clearly defined role in the nation's carbon-abatement schemes, despite the housing sector being a major national emitter of greenhouse gases. This effectively removes a significant incentive for innovation in green building, distributed and renewable energy generation, and energy-efficiency initiatives, locking in poor...

Journal article
01 Jan 2015

One third of global greenhouse gas emissions are emitted from the building sector contributing significantly to the problem of climate change. While more work has been done on decreasing direct emissions from the operation of buildings, embodied emissions of construction materials receive little consideration even though they constitute a significant additional proportion of emissions.

Conference paper

This network investigates innovative planning and governance strategies for creating more liveable, sustainable, equitable, healthy and productive cities. It uses innovative approaches and methods to identify, track and respond to...