University of Canberra
Theme Publications
Settlements and infrastructure
5 October 2016
"Place-Based Sustainable Urban Renewal: A case study of the Tuggeranong District and Town Centre, ACT" This report is the culmination of a research collaboration between Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) at the University of Canberra and the Environment and Planning Directorate of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government examining revitalisation and retrofitting in low density suburbs. The Tuggeranong District (or ‘Tuggeranong Valley’ as it is locally known) in the south of Canberra was selected as a case study due to several key characteristics including population size, prevalence of low density residential housing and an aging built environment. These characteristics of the Tuggeranong District bear similarities with the sprawl of many middle suburbs of larger cities in Australia, Canada, and the United States. It is argued that these greyfields sites are often prime opportunities for city planning to undertake more mixed use, varied density, and other infill activities in order to revitalise and retrofit places.
31 March 2016
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.
9 December 2015
Powerpoint presentation CURF Seminar 7 December 2015, Dr Richard Hu, University of Canberra
27 November 2015
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.
28 June 2015
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.
17 June 2015
CURF has completed four years of collaborative research to find new pathways and implementation strategies for sustainable futures for cities and regions.
28 May 2015
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".
27 May 2015
Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University. This document presents an evaluation of a national, four year, $15 million collaborative research program, the Landscapes and Policy Hub.