Cities Urban - Research Agenda 8pp - Designs FINAL - Flipbook - Page 5
Land-use planning policies address the provision of residential
development, infrastructure, and commercial spaces. The
re-zoning of land on the urban fringe, and the redevelopment
and subdivision of property in existing urban areas, are viewed
as essential to accommodate growing populations. To facilitate
broader economic, environmental and social outcomes, the
integration of land-use, transport and infrastructure planning
between the three tiers of government and across state
agencies is crucial.
What are the land assets and other resources state and
local governments have at their disposal to address the
challenges facing Australian cities?
What are the most effective strategies to allocate land-uses
when residential development is invariably the ‘highest and
best use’, in particular in high-value inner urban areas?
What are effective mechanisms to enable a transition to a
more consolidated urban form and mixed uses in Australian
How are good planning outcomes determined and
Which mechanisms are effective to achieve high quality
urban design and public benefits through development?
Vital infrastructure to support Australian cities spans the
systems that provide water and energy to power cities, to social
infrastructure in the form of education, health, recreation and
justice facilities and social housing. A critical concern for cities
policy is diversifying funding mechanisms and efficient delivery
models for new infrastructure. New technologies will also play
an increasingly important role in the systems that provide vital
services to Australian cities.
How can Australia’s future water and energy systems be
designed to meet increased demand and sustainability
goals? What is the role for innovative technology?
What steps are necessary to re-design waste management
systems in Australia and reduce overall waste production?
How is better coordination in infrastructure planning and
funding contributing to the development of Australian cities
and what improvements are still required?
How can clear funding streams and improved coordination
for social infrastructure delivery be achieved?
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