Cities Urban - Research Agenda 8pp - Designs FINAL - Flipbook - Page 4
Access to affordable, appropriate, safe and secure housing is
foundational to the functioning of cities. Current urban policies
include setting housing targets to deliver additional supply,
coupled with other measures such as land use zones that focus
growth in designated locations such as precincts. Long-term
place based strategic planning processes and tools aim to
manage urban consolidation and coordinate housing supply
with employment, transport and infrastructure.
How could the urban form of Australian cities best
accommodate future populations sustainably and
how might this transition be implemented?
How might effective provision of appropriate, diverse
housing integrated with transport, employment and
social infrastructure be achieved throughout a
How can urban policies deliver social and affordable
housing that contributes to tenure diversity and meeting
housing needs in cities?
What is the role for urban design and building codes to
facilitate the quality of housing in Australia?
NATIONAL CITIES RESEARCH PROGRAM STRATEGIC AGENDA
Strategic planning policies in Australia contain objectives
concerned with high quality urban design and built
form. Heritage planning and urban design also guide the
development of existing urban areas in Australian cities.
However, urban design principles or protocols are not
consistently incorporated into planning regulations. The role of
built environment design is increasingly important in shaping
our cities in the context of high rise residential developments
and transitions to low carbon living.
Which mechanisms are effective to achieve high quality
urban design and public benefits through development?
How could design achieve better outcomes and integration
with statutory planning and building regimes?
What are the opportunities to achieve better place
design outcomes through the integration of Indigenous
perspectives on place and cities in Australia?
How will new technologies and innovation in the built
environment support transitions to a low-carbon society