Intensifying Places: Transit-Oriented Urban Design for Resilient Australian Cities

Grant number: LP100200590 | Funding period: 2010 - 2016



The population of Australian cities is rising sharply at precisely the time we also need to achieve dramatic reductions in carbon emissions. While there is debate about the degree to which we can extend urban growth boundaries, there is no doubt that intensification in activity centres and along transit lines will be realised in the near and medium future. This is both a threat to established suburban ways of life and a wonderful opportunity to enhance them. What kinds of new urban places will be created and how can design quality be managed to ensure the beauty, amenity, pedestrian accessibility, sociability and public transport efficiency of our cities?