University of Canberra
CURF Working Papers
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The CURF Annual Forum 2015 examined Canberra in the region. More than 100 leaders and practitioners from research, industry and government looked at the role of Canberra as a regional capital and how the region can be strengthened in rapidly changing times. Bringing together our knowledge of our region and successful practices elsewhere provides a powerful forum for future discussions and ideas development. Integrated regional planning is perhaps the least understood and practised area of planning often resulting in a range of unrelated planning documents that encourage protection or development or outline development plans within a particular field. Identifying the needs of a region, the gaps, issues and overlapping concerns can provide communities and governments with powerful tools that can clarify our understanding of how various elements in the region fit together and paint a picture of the current needs and future aspirations of the community. CURF will continue to develop and strengthen ties between research, industry and policy development to facilitate positive growth and sustainability across the region.
Powerpoint presentation CURF Seminar 7 December 2015, Dr Richard Hu, University of Canberra
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.