Rapid urbanisation generates risks and opportunities for sustainable development. Urban policy and decision makers are challenged by the complexity of cities as social–ecological–technical systems. Consequently there is an increasing need for collaborative knowledge development that supports a whole-of-system view, and transformational change at multiple scales.
We're aiming to increase Greater Sydney's tree canopy to 40% by 2030 by planting more trees in streets, parks, bushland areas and yards.
That’s more trees in our streets, parks, backyards, neighbourhoods and schools, so we can grow our tree canopy from 16.8%* to 40% (*source Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011).
The smart city is one that uses technology, data and intelligent design to enhance a city’s liveability, workability and sustainability. This Guide has been developed to support built environment consultants to help their clients and other stakeholders in advancing the smart city agenda.
This report argues that Townsville has strong momentum towards achieving its vision of a future water sensitive city. However, strategic attention is needed to overcome the social and institutional barriers that could impede further on-ground progress.
This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Bendigo, Victoria, and outlines the broad steps Bendigo should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of nine months of research, analysis and engagement with 31 community champions and 47 leading thinkers from across water, planning, development and the environment in Bendigo.
This report on the key recommendations made in the Australian Infrastructure Plan, finds that while there has been clear improvement across the Australian infrastructure sector in the past two years, there is still much to do.
C40's Climate Action Planning Resource Centre brings together a wide range of resources and tools to support city climate planners in the process of delivering action consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. New resources and tools will be added as they become available.
The city of Melbourne is located in a highly productive agricultural region with the capacity to meet approximately 41% of the city population’s food needs. Melbourne’s “foodbowl” is an important building block in a resilient and sustainable food system for this rapidly growing city.
For well over a decade urban development in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world has pursued an agenda of sustainability. The goal has been to shape our urban development practices so they can be better - for people, planet and economy.