University of Canberra
CURF Working Papers
This study estimates the greenhouse gas emission reductions that will be achieved by the first stage of Canberra’s light rail network, which will commence operation in 2019.
This background paper focuses on the factor of population density adjacent to a light rail corridor with an examination of the changes in density due to light rail in cities comparative to Canberra - Edmonton, Bergen, Freiburg and Adelaide.
This paper details the outcomes of the Inaugural CURF Annual Forum 2014. The Forum theme was "connecting leading research and practice for a sustainable Australian Capital Region".
This paper presents, inter alia, a review of the climate science and climate adaptation relevant to both the ACT and the region; a review of the ACT’s current policy response and framework in planning for climate change adaptation and an analysis of emerging leading practice adaptation principles and processes.
This background paper draws upon recent academic literature on transformative inner urban development considerations and provides an analysis of best practice via desktop review of comparable case studies of inner urban transformation. The paper highlights key learnings and exemplars of best practice drawn from the case studies. The conceptual framework is urban planning and design, with the substantive analysis contextualised by a triple bottom line framework.
This study provides an initial snapshot into the processes for identifying gaps in the statutory frameworks in the ACT that inhibit the ability of the Territory to ensure positive adaptive process and capacity. More significantly, the study draws on a fairly limited data set due to the ‘planning pipeline’ but engages in a substantial and contextualised analysis of current statutory frameworks within the ACT in identifying areas for improvement. It includes observations of current processes and practices and, where possible, the impacts of those processes and practices on the long term climate adaptation plan for the Territory.
The purpose of this paper is to explain the origins of CURF and its objectives; describe the regional context of CURF; outline the nature and scope of the CURF platform; discuss how resilience can be strengthened through collaboration, and consider the potential contribution of CURF to long-term change.