28 Feb 2018

Urban green space provides multiple benefits to city dwellers— both human and non-human. These ‘nature-based solutions’ include mitigating urban heat and stormwater runoff, providing biodiversity habitat and contributing to human health and wellbeing, and social and cultural processes, which are key elements in creating ecological cities.

Chapter
08 May 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation.
Executive Summary

Briefing paper
10 Apr 2019

This guide is designed to assist practitioners, policy makers and the wider development community to address urban and human settlement issues into the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans.

Guide
20 Mar 2019

This strategy shows how Auckland Council, corporate partners and community groups are planning towards increasing the average canopy cover from 18 to 30 per cent.

Strategy
10 Dec 2015

The "biophilic architecture" design approach asserts that humans have an innate connection with nature that can assist to make buildings and cities more effective to live in.

Article
30 Nov 2014

Societal and technological transformation in the face of climate change will be won or lost in our cities and urban communities.

Journal article
12 Dec 2012

The implications of climate change and the end of the fossil fuel era suggest that we are entering a period of major, transformative, change requiring the restructure of the most fundamental systems for urban living. But rapid structural change is hard to negotiate within existing communities.

Journal article
21 Jun 2019

The intensification of development that is required in established and occupied inner and middle suburban greyfield areas (retrofit) is the great challenge for our fast-growing Australian cities. The scale of urban regeneration required over the next 30 years has the potential to reduce carbon emissions, improve housing affordability and reduce urban sprawl.

Report
08 May 2019

Overheating of cities is causing serious energy, environmental and health problems and it has a serious impact on the whole economic and cultural life of cities. To counterbalance the impact of high urban temperatures several mitigation technologies have been proposed, developed and implemented.

Report
05 Jun 2019

This document is a resource for anyone planning or assessing new low carbon precincts. Its advice complements existing policy and may be of use to developers, planners, policy makers and the community—anyone who is seeking to understand how to create sustainable urban outcomes.

Guide
22 May 2019

Cities across the globe are faced with combined issues associated with large-scale population growth, transportation system change, and re-configuration of urban form in the areas of housing, transport and industry. Research has demonstrated that the design of cities directly affects population health and is also positively associated with levels of population productivity.

Technical report