urban planning

a woman walks past a mural with indigenous themes and native animals

Reducing transport inequality and improving walkability in Indigenous communities are necessary to help close the health and social gap.

New medium-density housing in Penrith NSW

Projects for 2021 funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute are timely, practical and policy relevant.

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Many older women are in desperate need of affordable housing where they can age in place securely, with dignity and as part of a community. The siheyuan model offers ways to meet these needs.

suburb in Sydney bordering CBD

The ability to work, live and play all within 20 minutes' reach is the new gold standard for urban planning.

Mumbai slum

Many are speculating about the pandemic changing how we plan and use our cities. What they overlook is how many people live in unplanned settlements where it's more likely to be business as usual.

sydney congestion

The problem in fast-growing Sydney isn't too many people, it's too many cars, says a UNSW urban design expert.

sydney sunset

The research has been done. The evidence is in. We know how to create cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable. But we have yet to apply that knowledge widely across Australian cities.

Brisbane river flood

Australia's coastal settlements are highly exposed to the impacts of climate change. Climate-resilient urban landscapes that can cope with large amounts of water need to become the new normal.

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What exactly is the 'built environment'? And is the term the best way to frame what we're trying to achieve today?

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To be a smart city is to know what your people want and need. And smart city leaders make sure residents can tell them by using technology to maintain a constant two-way flow of information.

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