12 Sep 2018

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 needs and values.

Fact sheet
26 Sep 2018

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

Research report
01 Sep 2018

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 advanced “green,” “complete,” and “smart” street concepts.

Case study
06 Jun 2018

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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Article
22 Feb 2018

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

Infographic
17 Oct 2017

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 Council, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (S

Infographic
19 Dec 2016

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.

Journal article
11 Jul 2014

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.

Conference paper
01 Feb 2001

The Value of Urban Design represents a ground-breaking attempt to pin down the economic, social and environmental value of good urban design.

Book

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 design. The report demonstrates how a water sensitive and low carbon approach can effectively deliver the stakeholders’ vision

Discussion paper