12 May 2017

Estimation of the demand of an urban precinct, related to Electricity, Transport, Waste and Water (ETWW), is a necessary step toward the delivery of quality living environments where daily activities can be conducted in a sustainable manner.

Chapter
05 Oct 2018

Australia’s cities face significant social, economic and environmental challenges, driven by population growth and rapid urbanisation. The pressure to increase housing availability will lead to greater levels of high-density and medium-density stock. However, there is enormous political and community pushback against this.

Conference paper
11 Dec 2018

This document provides a holistic and integrated sustainable development framework for the development of liveable, economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities and communities in China. The framework identifies key objectives and principles to achieve urban sustainability and provides specific guidelines for implementation and performance assessment.

Guide
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.

Commentary
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.

Chapter
01 May 2018

Shaping urbanization for children, a handbook on child-responsive urban planning, presents concepts, evidence and technical strategies to bring children to the foreground of urban planning. By focusing on children, this publication provides guidance on the central role that urban planning should play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Guide
20 Jul 2018

This study presents a review of the literature on the nature, challenges, and opportunities of Smart Cities, and proposes a new Smart Cities framework.

Article
11 Sep 2018

There is a consensus about the strategic importance of cities and urban areas for achieving a global transformation towards sustainability.

Journal article
07 Jun 2007

Hammarby Sjöstad – a new environmental and ecological city district project

Report
01 Jul 2011

LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) incorporates the principles of smart growth, new urbanism, and green building into a national standard for green neighborhood design. Through voluntary certification, LEED for Neighborhood Development recognizes development projects that protect and enhance the health and quality of our communities and our natural environment.

Briefing paper
15 Mar 2011

For local governments working on a climate action plan, revising a green building ordinance, looking to incentivize transit-oriented development or tackle other similar problems this paper explores pursuing the LEED for Neighborhood Development certification as a catalyst for doing so.

Guide
04 Jul 2018

To make cities better for people and the planet, the approach must become more systemic and pragmatic, and include the global south. 
More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and both the proportion and numbers continue to grow. In future, we will require drastically different ways of planning, building and governing cities.

Journal article