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"What about the people?" /

by O'Neill, Judith.

Publisher: 23-30 May 1970Description: p.83-89.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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 resilient future for Northern Australia ? : people, economics and policy. /

by Gerritsen, Rolf.

Publisher: Casuarina, N.T. unpublished 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Accommodating Australians : Commonwealth Government involvement in housing /

by Troy, Patrick N.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Federation Press 2012Description: xiii, 320 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: The book discusses the way in which Commonwealth initiative led to the States adopting town planning processes that due to State departure from historic approaches to the provision of urban infrastructure services has helped fuel a massive rise in dwelling prices. This book explores the response of the Australian Government during the bleakest years of WWII when it took stock of the situation facing the housing of the people and the way it developed a housing program in the post war period to improve the way they were accommodated. The ambitions of those who witnessed the extremes of housing deprivation during the Depression and resolved to improve the quality of housing, to make it more affordable and the nation fairer are outlined. It is a story about the rise and fall of public housing and helps explain why Australian housing has now become one of the most expensive in the developed world. It is also about the way Commonwealth initiatives built on the reforming agendas of critics within the States of the prevailing mode of and approach to urban development led to the introduction of town planning in Australia. It is also a sad tale about the way principle and mature consideration of the rational way to develop our cities gave way to pre-occupation with accommodating the short term wishes of developers. This history is an important aspect of Commonwealth-State relations over the last 70 years and explores the way interpretations of the Constitution have evolved to result in the Commonwealth gradually assuming greater authority over the States in the development and management of our accommodation (as in other areas). It in, large measure, documents the fragile and limited nature of the idea of the Federation and the few opportunities taken to see things as a nation rather than a loose coalition of States.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

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 charity : the engagement of the philanthropic and homelessness sectors in Australia /

by Tually, Selina | University of Adelaide | Baulderstone, Jo | Slatter, Michele | Skinner, Victoria.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2013Description: PDF.Other title: Beyond Charity : the engagement of the philanthropic and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2013 Includes bibliographic references pp. 73-74 and appendix This project is supported by the Australian Government through the National Homelessness Research Agenda of the Department for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous. This research was carried out under the Flinders University led Partnership under the National Homelessness Research Agenda.Summary: The project was developed with the aim of developing a better understanding of the roles that the philanthropic sector in Australia plays in respect to homelessness; the gaps existing in philanthropic engagement with homelessness in Australia; the structure and behaviours supporting philanthropy in the homelessness sector; whether the philanthropic and homelessness sectors are opent to greater coordination of activities; and how investment in measuring homelessness by philanthropic organisations can be stimulated.Availability: (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 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).

Climate change : what are local governments liable for? /

by England, Philippa.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. Griffith University. Urban Research Program 2006Description: PDF.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).

Developing appropriate exit strategies for housing regeneration programmes . /

by Jacobs, Keith | Arthurson, Kathy | Randolph, Bill.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Future urban development impacts on low income households /

by Mant, John.

Publisher: unpub. 1991Description: 8 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: At head of title : Australian Council of Social ServiceAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Global age-friendly cities : a guide /

by World Health Organization.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland World Health Organization 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 76Summary: The development of the tool started in 2006 when WHO brought together 33 cities from 22 countries (from all WHO regions) to identify the key elements of the urban environment that support active and healthy ageing. The project was completed in 2007 and resulted in "Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide" which outlines a framework for assessing the "age-friendliness" of a city. A core aspect of this approach was to include older people as active and full partners as cities work to identify how they can become age-friendly or more age-friendly.Availability: (1)

Green cities : how urban sustainability efforts can and must drive America's climate change policies /

by Kleiman, Neil | Living Cities | Pacenza, Matt.

Publisher: New York Living Cities 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 44Summary: This report by Living Cities showcases and supports the innovative ways in which cities are creating an equitable green economy. The report is based on conversations with the brightest thinkers in the field, and the findings from their survey of 40 of the United States' largest cities. 'Green Cities' takes a step back to see what cities have accomplished, while also identifying areas in which their efforts have fallen short.Availability: (1)

Green Prosperity [elelctronic resource] : How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States /

by Pollin, Robert | Jeannette, Wicks-Lim | Garrett-Peltier, Heidi.

Publisher: Amherst, Massachusetts; USA. Department of Economics & Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts. 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study, co-commissioned by Natural Resources Defense Council and Green For All, considers the employment and other policy effects of a Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Homelessness in Canada : past, present future. /

by Hulchanski, David.

Publisher: Toronto, Canada Cities Centre & Faculty of Social work, University of Toronto. 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:57 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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