18 Jun 2018

Cities are comprised of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of small parcels of individually owned land. The fractured nature of these tenures, combined with the network of administrative and infrastructural bodies governing them, makes any form of significant and coordinated planning change incredibly complicated, if not untenable. This plurality, of both ownership and regulation, necessitates that stakeholder negotiation across the range of stakeholder groups is required to affect any meaningful change; particularly in an urban context.

Conference paper
30 May 2018

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.
In 2010, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) laid the foundations for one of the most influential pieces of work in sustainable urban development in Australia with the release of the Green Star Communities National Framework.

Guide
17 Sep 2012

This report looks at the future development in Ballarat, Victoria. New forms of urban planning, housing and also transport and use of natural resouces are some of the major topics covered.   

Report
01 May 2018

Future Street was a public activation, demonstrating the design concepts and technology for our future public spaces. Transforming a prominent Sydney street and reclaiming it for the people of the city, Future Street sparked ideas about how these spaces could be different and what that means for the community.

Briefing paper
07 Aug 2017

The building sector is the largest contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Over the years, sound tools have been developed to support the life-cycle assessment of building carbon emissions performance. However, most of these tools have been primarily focused on building-scale modelling and evaluation, leaving the emissions related to infrastructure and occupant activities as well as the carbon offsetting from implementing district-scale renewable energy systems, often neglected.

Journal article

The Greening the Greyfields 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 redevelopment of the middle suburbs, in particular those precincts characterised as ‘greyfields’ which provide unique considerations for planning, such as

Website
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
Presentation
07 Dec 2017

This guide, developed by practitioners from cities across North America, sets an 'all ages and abilities' criteria for selecting and implementing bike facilities.

Guide
30 Jun 2017

The Urban Street Stormwater Guide illustrates a vision of how cities can utilize one of their best assets—streets—to address resiliency and climate change while creating public spaces that are truly public, and nurturing streets that deliver social and economic value while protecting resources and reconnecting natural ecological processes.

Guide
08 Jun 2017

This interim review identifies key actions undertaken across the ten One Planet Living principles, and showcases projects that demonstrate the value and impact of the Geelong council’s commitment to One Planet Living.

Policy report
10 Apr 2014

Evidence continues to mount concerning the contribution that carbon emissions from human activity are making to climate change, the costs that this will impose on future generations if unabated, and the challenging GHG mitigation targets and strategies required to minimize temperature increase. There are multiple pathways available for the decarbonization of modern societies and they tend to fall under three principal categories: technological change, sustainable urban design and behavior change. All are necessary and require transformational change from current practice.

Journal article