About this issue

Volume 42 – Number 1

Summary

 The editors and contributors to this issue look at the challenges facing Australian cities – from climate change to ageing populations; from public transport planning to housing supply; and from to disaster risk to demographic change – in each case emphasizing the need for systematic evidence-based policy-making and monitoring to underpin urban planning and policy.

Australian cities, urban planning, Policy making

Australian Cities in the 21st Century

Academic commentators suggest that current Australian metropolitan planning and governance do not adequately address the problems of metropolitan regions and of the suburbs where most Australians live. The editors and contributors to this issue look at the challenges facing Australian cities – from climate change to ageing populations; from public transport planning to housing supply; and from to disaster risk to demographic change – in each case emphasizing the need for systematic evidence-based policy-making and monitoring to underpin urban planning and policy.
Stephen Hamnett and Paul J. McGinn
14 Mar 2016

Contents

  • Australian Cities in the 21st Century: Suburbs and Beyond 
    STEPHEN HAMNETT and PAUL J. MAGINN 
  • Suburbia in Australian Urban Policy 
    JAGO DODSON
  • Problems and Prospects for Public Transport Planning in Australian Cities 
    MATTHEW BURKE
  • ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’: Planning, Housing Supply and Affordability in Urban Australia 
    NICOLE GURRAN and PETER PHIBBS
  • Planning System Reform and Economic Development: Unpacking Policy Rhetoric and Trajectories in Victoria and New South Wales 
    KRISTIAN RUMING and ROBIN GOODMAN
  • Healthy Planning: The Australian Landscape 
    SUSAN THOMPSON and JENNIFER KENT
  • Boomer Planning: The Production of Age-Friendly Cities 
    SARA ALIDOUST and CARYL BOSMAN
  • Multiculturalism and Metropolitan Australia: Demographic Change and Implications for Strategic Planning 
    PAUL J. MAGINN and STEPHEN HAMNETT
  • Australian Cities and Climate Change
    JON KELLETT
  • Integrated Planning to Reduce Disaster Risks: Australian Challenges and Prospects 
    ALAN MARCH
  • The Resource ‘Super-Cycle’ and Australia’s Remote Cities 
    MATTHEW TONTS, FIONA HASLAM McKENZIE and PAUL PLUMMER
  • The Gold Coast as a City of ‘Adolescent Urbanism’
    PAUL BURTON