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A commitment to urban Australia /

by Norman, Barbara | Australian Fabian Society.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Australian Fabian Society 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Low carbon and resilient urban future : a discussion paper on an integrated approach to planning for climate change /

by Norman, Barbara | Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Bibliography : 51-56Summary: This discussion paper raises issues about the challenges of increasing urbanisation and climate change, and seeks to present a more strategic approach to settlement planning in Australia for climate change. It focuses on cities and explores the issues and the barriers to change. The impacts of urbanisation and climate change bring with them opportunities to rethink how we can manage future urban growth.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A tale of two Melbournes? The disparities of place and how to bridge the divide / delivered by Professor Roz Hansen

by Hansen, Roz | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. 2012Description: 7 p. PDF.Other title: Sambell Oration 2012 | Sambell Oration to the Brotherhood of St Laurence .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 27 November, 2012 Professor Roz Hansen, Adjunct Professor, Deakin UniversitySummary: And thank you to executive director Tony Nicholson for paying me the honour of asking me to deliver the Sambell Oration. As chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee helping the State Government map out a new Metropolitan Planning Strategy – a blueprint to guide Melbourne's expansion and growth over the next 40 years – I have got to know Tony as a member of the committee. I can testify he is passionate about bringing to the table the Brotherhood's concern about weaving together economic and social policies to deliver a more inclusive growth for our city.Availability: (1)

Ageing, the built environment and adaptation to climate change

by Harvison, Tracie | Newman, Rachelle | Judd, Bruce.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales. City Futures Research Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011. "This material was produced with funding from the University of New South Wales based Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)."Summary: "Through a review of international and Australian literature, this paper identifies the generic sensitivities of older people to climate induced exposures and the capacity to adapt the built environment to ameliorate this cohort?s vulnerability to climate change. Secondly it examines Australia?s response to climate change and population ageing. What is revealed is that these issues have been addressed in isolation of each other, with little attention paid to compounding effect each has on the other. Current policy has failed to adequately consider the consequences of older persons being more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in comparison to younger cohorts. Given that Australian society is rapidly ageing, the implication is that the vulnerability of the community as a whole to climate change will escalate unless action is taken to build the adaptive capacity of older persons in coping with the impacts of climate-induced exposures, simply due to the increasing percentage of older persons in the population."Availability: (1)

Ageism : designed and planned for older Australians? /

by Petersen, Maree.

Publisher: BrisbaneCOTA Over 50s - Council on the Ageing 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:56 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Retirement & ageingSummary: This study draws attention to ageist stereotypes and assumptions of older people held by professionals involved in the policy, design and planning of the built environment, in particular residential complexes. Data was collected as part of a larger study concerned with the growth in specialised spaces for older people segregated from the community. The first stage of the study explored the views and experiences of professionals through interviews and working documents. Analysis revealed policy and practice was underpinned by ageist assumptions. These findings provide evidence of the pervasive nature of ageism in our society and how it is inextricably linked to purpose built housing for older people. Indeed the built environment can be seen to be both as a cause and effect of ageism.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's future cities /

by Carr, Kim | Australian Fabian Society.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Australian Fabian Society 2006Description: Text.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:41 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Beyond the suburbs : population change in the major exurban regions of Australia. /

by McKenzie, Fiona.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1996Description: xiv, 78 p. : ill., maps.Notes: Cat. No. 9605711 "This report was prepared for the Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research, whose work has now been absorbed into the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs"-- inside cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-78)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Brownfield residential redevelopment in England : what happens to the most deprived neighbourhoods? /

by Wong, Cecilia | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Baing, Andreas Schulze.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 25Summary: Government policy has emphasised the importance of regenerating towns and cities and delivering new housing supply by focusing on recycling previously developed (brownfield) land. The aim of this study is to examine the extent of brownfield regeneration through the delivery of new housing development and its effects on housing and socio-economic change across the most deprived neighbourhoods in England.Availability: (1)

Building environmentally sustainable communities : a framework for inclusivity /

by Been, Vicki | The Urban Institute | Cunningham, Mary | Ellen, Ingrid Gould | Gordon, Adam | Pari, Joe | Turner, Margery Austin | Whitney, Sheryl Verlaine.

Publisher: Washington, DC The Urban Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 44-46Summary: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has decided to include two key goals in all of its programs: encouraging sustainable communities and enhancing access to opportunity for lower-income people and people of color. This paper examines the relationship between these two goals through a literature review and an original empirical analysis of how these goals interact at the neighborhood and metropolitan area levels.Availability: (1)

Building inclusive cities : women's safety and the right to the city /

by Whitzman, Carolyn (ed.) | Legacy, Crystal (ed.) | Andrew, Caroline (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2012Description: xv, 216 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women's safety in the context of poverty reduction and social inclusion. Drawing upon two decades of research and grassroots action on safer cities for women and everyone, this book is about the right to an inclusive city. The first part of the book describes the challenges that women face regarding access to essential services, housing security, liveability and mobility. The second part of the book critically examines programs, projects and ideas that are working to make cities safer. Building Inclusive Cities takes a cross-cultural learning perspective from action research occurring throughout the world and translates this research into theoretical conceptualizations to inform the literature on planning and urban management in both developing and developed countries. This book is intended to inspire both thought and action. ; Contents: 1.Introduction: challenges, opportunities and tools / Crystal Legacy -- pt. I Challenges and opportunities -- 2.Gendered livelihoods and inclusive cities / Fran Klodawsky -- 3.Women's safety and everyday mobility / Carolyn Whitzman -- 4.Migrant women's safety: framing, policies, and practices / Elizabeth L. Sweet -- pt. II Interventions -- 5.Gender Inclusive Cities Programme: implementing change for women's safety / Kalpana Viswanath -- 6.I he role 01 partnerships in creating inclusive cities / Crystal Legacy -- 7.What it looks like when it's fixed: collaboration towardsa shared vision of city safety / Barbara Holtmann -- 8.Safe access to basic infrastructure: more than pipes and taps / Suneeta Dhar -- pt. III Tools -- 9.From gender mainstreaming to intersectionality: advances in achieving inclusive and safe cities / Yardena Tankel -- 10.Safer discursive space: artistic interventions and online action research / Melanie Lambrick -11.How do we evaluate the safety of women? / Margaret Shaw -- 12.Conclusion: women's safety and the right to the city / Kalpana ViswanathAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building new communities /

by Victoria. Parliament. Outer Suburban/Interface Services and evelopment Committee.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Parliament of Victoria 2006Description: xxxiv, 316 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Inquiry into building new communities : final report -- cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building resilience: how the urban poor can drive climate adaptation /

by Swalheim, Sarah | Dodman, David.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Institute for Environment and Development 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Adaptation ? preparing for and coping with climate impacts ? is now a key issue in climate negotiations. This is real progress from a decade ago, when mitigation alone dominated the climate agenda. But adaptation itself needs to move on. The 900 million urban dwellers living in poverty worldwide will likely be among the worst affected by climate change, yet they hardly feature in adaptation policies and practices. These people, most living in the world?s poorer countries, urgently need efficient, cost-effective solutions. Community-based adaption is one.Now widely used in rural areas, CBA allows local people to identify and address adaptation issues, building a lasting legacy of skills and ownership. But for CBA to work in urban areas, adaptation funding needs to reach the grassroots organisations and city governments that will initiate and deliver it.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

City Futures Research Centre : UNSW Build Environment [Website] / City Futures Research Centre

by University of New South Wales. City Futures Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, NSW. UNSW Built Environment 2015Description: Website.Online Access: Website Summary: Their work advances the understanding of Australia’s cities, their people, the policies that manage their growth, and their impacts on our society and economy. Our research informs solutions to major urban of city equity, productivity, sustainability, resilience, governance and renewal. The Centre works in partnership with government, industry and not for profit sectors, and with communities, to address these issues. Since its establishment in 2005, City Futures has provided a training ground for the next generation of urban thinkers, city shapers, and urban scientists. We provide ethical, evidence-based inputs to contemporary urban policy debates and the planning of Australia’s future cities. The Centre is committed to the United Nations New Urban Agenda in creating a shared vision for a better and more sustainable future and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a strong focus on Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change adaptation actions for local government /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report by SMEC Australia. Bibliography: p. 59-62Summary: "The primary objective of this report is to identify climate change adaptation actions that are applicable to Australia s climatic conditions and climate impact risks as currently predicted (using the Climate Change in Australia Technical Report 2007) and that can be implemented by Australian local governments."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate mitigation or technological revolution? : a critical choice of futures /

by Snooks, Graeme.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Global Dynamic Systems Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In this paper the author argues that the theoretical models, both climatic and economic, the experts have so far employed to estimate the range of possible future greenhouse gas concentrations, resulting temperature increases, and costs of both business as usual and mitigation/adaptation policies, are totally inappropriate.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Competitive cities and climate change /

by Kamal-Chaoui, Lamia (ed.) | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. irectorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development | Robert, Alexis (ed.).

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development 2010Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Regional Development working paper ; no. 2, 2009.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 131-133Summary: Cities have a key role to play in the global agenda for addressing the challenge of climate change. Today, approximately half of the world?s population lives in cities; by 2050, that proportion will probablyhave increased to two-thirds. Cities are responsible for the bulk of national output, innovation and employment, and they constitute the key gateways of transnational capital flows and global supply chains (OECD, 2006). As key engines of the global economy, cities are responsible for the bulk of national output, innovation and employment, and they constitute the key gateways of transnational capital flows and global supply chains (OECD, 2006). It is therefore not surprising that cities consume a great majority - between 60 to 80% -of energy production worldwide and account for a roughly equal share of global greenhouse emissions. All projections indicate that this trend will continue as urban populations grow. If urbanization is contributing to the increase in CO2 emissions, many cities arealso likely to be affected by climate change in increasingly detrimental ways. The tendency for cities to be located in coastal areas increases their vulnerability to water-related calamities, increasing the risk to property, livelihoods and urban infrastructure.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

CoNet's guide to social cohesion : Integrated approaches in disadvantaged neighbourhoods /

by Weeber, Rotraut | CoNet | Nothdorf, Petra | Fischer, Reinhard.

Publisher: Berlin CoNet 2011Description: PDF, [4.93 MB].Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Many neighbourhoods in European cities face growing social exclusion, segregation and associated urban decline. Numerous different efforts have been undertaken to turn these developments around--what have we learnt from these successes and failures? The experts and groundlevel practitioners of the Cohesion Network explore this question and summarise their findings in seven core tasks outlined in this Guide to Social Cohesion. Much depends on political and societal will power and action. However, developing common understanding and shared interests in order to find efficient strategies is an essential precondition. The very interrelated issues demand a comprehensive approach - pooling the actions of everyone able to contribute together and taking into account quality of life as a whole is decisive. The potentials of integrated approaches have by no means been used to the full! This book presents hands-on procedures and examples for all those who want to know how to make more of an impact, structured around The seven core tasks improving disadvantaged neighbourhoods ; 1. Improve inclusion in all important fields of life! Proceed as comprehensively as possible! ; 2. Include and motivate everybody able to contribute and give citizens an active role, especially also young people! ; 3. Strengthen inhabitants' local networks and their feeling of being at home in the neighbourhood! ; 4. Open up and adapt amenities and services to the inhabitants' needs, so that also disadvantaged persons find access! ; 5. Youth and children first--draw on their potentials and strengthen intergenerational understanding! ; 6. Reduce segregation--develop the inhabitants' quality of life and undertake efforts to overcome prejudices! ; 7. Better the neighbourhood's connections to the whole city and boost the city's solidarity with the neighbourhood!Availability: (1)

Creative community planning : transformative engagement methods for working at the edge /

by Sarkissian, Wendy | Hurford, Dianna | Wenman, Christine.

Publisher: London, U.K. Earthscan 2010Description: xxiii, 310 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.Notes: Foreword by John Forester Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-288) and indexSummary: This book provides clear access to emerging innovations in artistic, narrative, embodied and technological methods. Reflecting on the wide continuum of participatory practice, the authors explore the frontiers of community engagement within a fresh sustainability framework. Leading planning theorists, researchers and practitioners in the field reflect with the authors on the many successes and challenges in engaging with a diversity of people in rural and urban communities. These conversations reveal creativity as key to enhancing existing engagement practices. Concepts and practical applications thread through the book, including community visioning, participatory research and reporting, conflict resolution, poetry and planning language, theatre, photography, film and websites ; Contents: pt. 1. Traversing the edge -- pt. 2. Inhabiting the edge : dreaming, imagining and embodiment -- pt. 3. Stories from the edge : pushing professional practice -- pt. 4. The growing edge : creative engagement processes for children and young people -- pt. 5. Blurring the edges : a call for an integration of transformative processes. ; Contents: pt. 1. Traversing the edge -- pt. 2. Inhabiting the edge : dreaming, imagining and embodiment -- pt. 3. Stories from the edge : pushing professional practice -- pt. 4. The growing edge : creative engagement processes for children and young people -- pt. 5. Blurring the edges : a call for an integration of transformative processesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Current issues in transport policy . /

by Smith, Stewart.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSW Parliamentary Library Research Service 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: ' Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Feasibility study to undertake a Multi-Year Research Project: /

by Pinnegar, Simon | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Randolph, Bill | Davison, Gethin.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: iv,25 p.,tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This feasibility study sets out the scope and design for a Multi-Year Research Project (MYRP), focusing on the role of housing, housing policies and programs in how we understand, and where appropriate address, the challenges presented by spatial concentrations of disadvantage?IntroductionAvailability: (1)

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