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Title:An Introduction to Socially Responsible Planning and Urban Design
Author:Jenny Donovan
Snippet:DES 81 - The way we form our urban areas, the spaces they create and the values they embody, have a profound effect on the quality of people’s lives. Urban designer Jenny Donovan draws on th...


Title:Urban Planning for Sustainability
Author:Matthew Ulterino
Snippet:GEN 17 - In order to deliver sustainability in the built environment, planning policies and statutory requirements need to consider environmental, social, and economic concerns simultaneously.&n...


Title:Building Service Systems – An Integrate Design Approach to the Environmental Performance of Buildings
Author:M Colomban, M Zobec and M Kragh
Snippet:DES 49 - This paper was presented at the Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Sixth World Congress – Cities in the Third Millennium, Melbourne, 2001.  The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban ...


Title:THE COSTS OF URBAN SPRAWL - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LINKS TO HEALTHCARE COSTS AND PRODUCTIVITY
Author:Roman Trubka, Peter Newman and Darren Bilsborough
Snippet:GEN 85 - This is one of three companion papers taken from a study that assesses the comparative costs of urban redevelopment with the costs of greenfield development. The first paper, GEN 83:...


Title:The Relationship Between Housing Density and Built-Form Energy Use
Author:Karen Wright
Snippet:EDG 65 KW - Urban planner Karen Wright takes a critical look at the relationship between increased housing density and built-form energy use.Increased urban density is promoted as a means to r...


Title:THE COSTS OF URBAN SPRAWL - PREDICTING TRANSPORT GREENHOUSE GASES FROM URBAN FORM PARAMETERS
Author:Roman Trubka, Peter Newman and Darren Bilsborough
Snippet:GEN 84 - This is one of three companion papers taken from a study that assesses the comparative costs of urban redevelopment with the costs of greenfield development. The first paper, GEN 83:...


Title:Balancing Place and Sustainability in Metropolitan Planning
Author:Robert McGauran
Snippet:GEN 74 - While continual change and evolution has been an enduring characteristic of the Australian city, the magnitude, speed and complexity of the emerging population and environmental pressur...


Title:Contributing to ESD through Landscape Planning, Design and Management
Author:Catherin Bull
Snippet:DES 48 - Landscape planning, design and management are major contributors to the achievement of environmentally sustainable development (ESD). This paper discusses the characteristics of develop...


Title:THE COSTS OF URBAN SPRAWL –   INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION
Author:Roman Trubka, Peter Newman, and Darren Bilsborough
Snippet:GEN 83 - This is one of three companion papers taken from a study that assesses the comparative costs of urban redevelopment with the costs of greenfield development. This paper shows that su...


Title:Sustainability and Urban Containment
Author:Victor A Sposito
Snippet:DES 50 - Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) will only happen if it is explicitly planned for. Sustainable urban-regional management requires community commitment and sustained political ...


Title:Lend Lease's Approach to Addressing Sustainability in New Greenfields Urban Communities
Author:Rob Ball, Michael Chapman, Paul Eagles and Guy Gibson
Snippet:GEN 73 - Lend Lease is the largest developer of urban communities in Australia, operating in nine major population centres, with over twenty projects ranging from large-scale master planned comm...


Title:GEN 72
Author:Nicholas Low
Snippet: - Planning the Green City Nicholas Low This paper builds an argument that is developed more fully in the book The Green City, Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Suburbs.  It starts with a discus...


Title:The Philosophy and Practice of Water Sensitive Urban Design – is it Consistent with a Whole System Approach
Author:Renee Stephens, Cheryl Desha, Charlie Hargroves
Snippet:GEN 14 - This paper provides a critique of the Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) paradigm by discussing its congruence with an established sustainable design principle called 'whole system des...


Title:Planning for Transit Oriented Development in Australian Cities
Author:Peter Newman
Snippet:DES 15 - Transit oriented development is a way of redeveloping a city to reduce car dependence.  This paper outlines its basic tenets by examining four strategic policy questions: why we ne...


Title:The Impact of Transport on Urban Form
Author:Andrew Olszewski
Snippet:DES 46 - Design professionals are very well positioned to influence urban development decisions.  This paper offers a general discussion and specific design directions in relation to sustai...


Title:Water Sensitive Urban Design in the Melbourne Docklands – Wetlands, Storage and Reuse System
Author:Kerrie Burge, Robin Allison, Tony Wong, Peter Breen
Snippet:CAS 48 - This report describes Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) initiatives in the Melbourne Docklands and outlines experiences from design, construction and operational phases. Additionally,...


Title:A summary of urban assessment tools for application in Australia
Author:Suzette Jackson
Snippet:February 2016 | EDG 84 SJ - With increasing world population, urbanization, and climatic changes impacting liveability there is a growing awareness of the urgent need for more sustainable and eco...


Title:Planning and Design for Bushfire Protection
Author:Nigel Bell
Snippet:DES 55 - Bushfires are a natural part of Australian landscape ecology.  However increasing pressure is being placed on building design professionals to be proactive in planning, design and ...


Title:A More Sustainable Approach to Urban Freeway Vegetation Design and Management
Author:Stephen Thorpe and Peter May
Snippet:DES 58 - Freeways are important components of the urban landscape and they must service functional, aesthetic and social requirements.  This guide examines the sustainability of urban freew...


Title:Water Sensitive Urban Design in the Melbourne Docklands – An Overview
Author:Kerrie Burge, Robin Allison, Tony Wong, Peter Breen
Snippet:CAS 46 - This paper outlines Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) initiatives in Melbourne Docklands and discusses experiences from the design, construction and operational phases.  Addition...


Title:Water Sensitive Urban Design in the Melbourne Docklands – Raingardens and Bioretention Tree Pits
Author:Kerrie Burge, Robin Allison, Tony Wong, Peter Breen
Snippet:CAS 47 - This paper describes Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) initiatives in Melbourne Docklands and outlines experiences from design, construction and operational phases.  Additionally...


Title:Kelvin Grove Urban Village
Author:Andrew Hammond
Snippet:CAS 39 - HASSEL - is the first inner-city development of its kind in Australia. It is a master-planned community that demonstrates best practice in sustainable, mixed-use urban development, a...


Title:Permaculture - Part A - Introduction and Urban Farming
Author:Jenny Donovan and Peter Cuming
Snippet:GEN 25 - This paper is the first of a two part paper intended to introduce the concept of permaculture and urban farming to built environment professionals. These papers seek to challenge ...


Title:Bushfires and Building – An Introduction
Author:Nigel Bell
Snippet:GEN 53 - Bushfires have long been an integral part of the Australian landscape ecology, with a unique symbiosis between plants, soils and fire.  Whilst the aboriginal people used fire as pa...


Title:Urban Development, Accessibility and Transport in Australia – Facing the Sustainability Challenge
Author:Dr Jan Scheurer
Snippet:GEN 45 - ISTP, Murdoch University This note addresses accessibility and transport issues associated with urban development.  There are clear sustainability challenges associated with urban...


Title:Low-Energy Design in the United Arab Emirates–Drivers and Urban Design Principles
Author:Peter St.Clair
Snippet:DES 29 - Climate responsive design and traditional design elements of the Persian Gulf may provide a basis for low-energy design. Current building models employed in the United Arab Emirates are...


Title:Permaculture - Part B - Principles and Application
Author:Jenny Donovan and Peter Cuming
Snippet:GEN 26 - This paper is the second part of a two part paper intended to introduce the concept of permaculture and urban farming to built environment professionals. These papers seek to chal...


Title:Design Considerations for the Australian Alps
Author:Beau B. Beza
Snippet:DES 3 - Design in the Australian Alps provides a unique challenge for professionals, possibly more so than in urban environments such as Melbourne or Sydney. Professionals must accommodate an un...


Title:November 2016 | EDG 88 JP Regenerative Development through LENSES with a case study of Seacombe West
Author:Josette Plaut, Brian Dunbar, Helene Gotthelf and Dominique Hes
Snippet:November 2016 | EDG 88 JP Regenerative Development through LENSES with a case study of Seacombe West Josette Plaut, Brian Dunbar, Helene Gotthelf and Dominique Hes Green building and sustainable devel...


Title:PIA Ecologically Sustainable Development Policy (ESD)
Author:PIA
Snippet:GEN 28 - This note, GEN 28, originally published in June 1999, was reviewed by PIA in May 2004.  The information herein is considered contemporary and relevant.  Since publication of t...


Title:GIS and Remote Sensing for Transport, Land Use, Site Planning and Landscape Planning
Author:Hemayet Hossain and Elizabeth Morse-McNabb
Snippet:TEC 15 - As an introduction to both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing, this article describes GIS and explains its components and applications the basic components of remot...


Title:An Introduction to Permaculture and Urban Farming
Author:Jenny Donovan and Peter Cuming
Snippet:GEN 9 - This note GEN 9, originally published in August 1996, was reviewed by Peter Cuming in May 2002. The information herein is considered contemporary and relevant. This Note is intended as ...


Title:An Ecological Design Strategy for the Planning and Development of Healthy Urban Habitat
Author:Allen Kearns, Guy Barnett and Andrew Nolan
Snippet:DES 68 - This Ecological Design Strategy is based on systems thinking where a particular development is placed within its local social-ecological setting and bioregional context.  Ecologica...


Title:Vegetation and Habitat Conservation – a Strategic Framework
Author:Victor A Sposito
Snippet:DES 66 - This note outlines a framework to appraise the extent and quality of native vegetation, and identify significant habitats at strategic regional and local levels, namely a Vegetation and...


Title:Urban Air Quality
Author:John J Todd
Snippet:GEN 34  - Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania This note GEN 34, originally published in November 2000, was reviewed by John Todd in August 2005.  This summary pag...


Title:Water Conservation and Harvesting in Adelaide, SA: Four Case Studies
Author:Paul F Downton
Snippet:May 2011 | EDG 67 PD - Adelaide has a relatively long history of innovation in wastewater treatment and water conservation, spurred on in response to South Australia’s predominantly arid...


Title:Liveable Communities – How the Commonwealth can Foster Sustainable Cities and Regions
Author:Marcus Spiller
Snippet:GEN 70 - The Commonwealth Government has undertaken major taxation reforms to revitalise the Australian federation, paving the way for new and more robust national responses to sustainable devel...


Title:Water Sensitive Urban Design – the Journey Thus Far
Author:Tony H F Wong
Snippet:DES 11 - This paper was first published in the Australian Journal of Water Resources, and is reprinted with the kind permission of Engineers Australia.  This paper presents an overview of t...


Title:Towards Sustainable Urbanism
Author:Evan J Jones
Snippet:GEN 71 - 'Sustainable Urbanism' encompasses Australian urban design and transportation practices that seek to create vibrant, liveable communities.  This approach proposes the creation of c...


Title:Green Roofs – Understanding their Benefits for Australia
Author:Susan Loh
Snippet:TEC 27 - The benefits of green roofs have been well documented over the last twenty years and yet their implementation in Australia has been slower than in other developed countries. This pap...


Title:Remote Area Building and Sustainable Development
Author:Simon Scally
Snippet:December 2011 | EDG 70 SS - This note discusses approaches to sustainable design in remote, rural and regional areas.Based on the author's experiences in the Top End, it recommends approaches ...


Title:DESIGN FOR ECO-SERVICES 
Author:Janis Birkeland
Snippet: - PART A – ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES  Janis Birkeland Without the virtually free services of nature like clean air and water, humans would not last long.  Natural systems can be incorpor...


Title:Tourism Architecture in Special Places
Author:Nina Hamilton
Snippet:GEN 69 - The rise of tourism in Australia's natural areas has led to a call from Tourism Tasmania for improved facilities to accommodate the influx of visitors in a sustainable manner.  It ...


Title:The Shade Audit
Author:JS Greenwood, GP Soulos and ND Thomas
Snippet:DES 32 - This note, DES 32, was originally published in May, 2000. It was reviewed by John Greenwood in March, 2005. The summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publication. The...


Title:Roof and Facade Gardens
Author:Darren Holloway, Peter Ho and Boyd Boxhshall
Snippet:DES 53 - Boughouse Environmental design is in the broadest sense, the human response to the understanding that we are a part of our environment.  This is the design realisation that ecolog...


Title:Photovoltaic Cells – How They Work
Author:Muriel Watt
Snippet:TEC 4 - Energy analyst and photovoltaics (PV) lecturer Muriel Watt provides an up-to-date overview of PV technology and markets in Australia. Watt shows that new technologies and lower costs hav...


Title:Sustainable Design – A Client Briefing
Author:Lorina Nervegna
Snippet:DES 5 - This paper was originally published in August 1995 and reviewed by the BDP Environment Design Guide Planning and Development Committee in November 2000. It has now been fully revised and...


Title:Electromagnetic Fields in the Built Environment – Design for Minimal Radiation Exposure
Author:Don Maisch, John Podd and Bruce Rapley
Snippet:GEN 76 - This paper explores the evidence that another factor to be considered in Sick Building Syndrome and Indoor Environment Quality is exposure to prolonged and excessive electromagnetic fie...


Title:Energy Management and Occupant Well-Being through Integrated Lighting Control
Author:Steve Coyne
Snippet:TEC 16 - There are significant opportunities to effect an improvement in the energy efficiency and energy management of lighting systems in buildings through integrated lighting controls. This i...


Title:Land Resource Assessment
Author:Victor Sposito
Snippet:GEN 37 - The note describes a new procedure for - (LRA).  It uses Multi-Criteria Evaluation Methods (MCE) in a Geographic Systems (GIS) environment. As an example, the LRA method is appli...


Title:Protecting Against Solar UVR
Author:John Greenwood
Snippet:GEN 35 - This note GEN 35, originally published in November 2000, was reviewed by John Greenwood in September 2005. This paper examines the issue of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and its im...


Title:Architecture, Planning and Food
Author:Jenny Donovan
Snippet:EDG 73 JD - While architects and planners don’t seek to disadvantage communities, the incremental impacts of the way towns and cities are designed is having exactly that effect when it come...


Title:Travel Demand Management – Reducing the Negative Impacts of the Car
Author:Elizabeth Ampt
Snippet:GEN 48 - Steer Davies Gleave While the car is an essential part of our lives and has had a key role in determining urban form in the western world, it is also creating frustrating and damaging ...


Title:Design Guide and Principles for the Visual Assessment and Design of Wind Farms
Author:Dennis N Williamson
Snippet:DES 64 - This guide addresses visual resource, siting and design issues associated with wind farm development.  This is an introductory overview of the key visual resource issues that shoul...


Title:Living Walls – A Way to Green the Built Environment
Author:Susan Loh
Snippet:TEC 26  - Green or living walls is an emerging technology that integrates vegetation into the built environment.  This paper looks at the benefits that living walls can offer to our bu...


Title:Planting Guidelines for Public Spaces
Author:Marten Finger and Geoff Edwards
Snippet:DES 40 - This note DES 40, originally published in November 2000, was reviewed by Geoff Edwards in September 2005. This summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publication. This...


Title:A Guide to Environmental Design and Assessment Tools
Author:Dr Greg Foliente, Dr Seongwon Seo and Dr Selwyn Tucker
Snippet:GEN 57 - This Note provides building design professionals and other project stakeholders with a consistent framework and an extensive basis for comparing the applicability and basic technical co...


Title:Designing to Heal: Post-Disaster Rebuilding to Assist Community Recovery / Parts A & B
Author:Jenny Donovan
Snippet:EDG 78 JD1  &  78 JD2 - The physical destruction accompanying disasters typically creates an urgency to rebuild and help survivors get back on track. There are inspiring examples ...


Title:Positive Development: Designing for Net Positive Impacts
Author:Janis Birkeland
Snippet:GEN 4 - This paper challenges the prevalent 'green building' design approach that treats nature as a resource rather than a living eco-system(s), and aims only to minimise the net negative impac...


Title:Design Strategies for Affordable and Sustainable Housing
Author:Roger Fay
Snippet:DES 65 - Recently, affordable housing has become an issue of considerable concern in Australia.  Governments at all levels, together with public housing authorities and social welfare organ...


Title:Biodiversity and the Built Environment
Author:Guy Barnett
Snippet:GEN 3 - CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra This note, GEN 3, was originally published in 1995 and authored by Richard Lamb.  The note was reviewed in August 2001 and the original paper ...


Title:2006 Australia State of the Environment – Human Settlements
Author:Professor Peter W Newton
Snippet:GEN 77 - Swinburne University of Technology, Centre for Regional Development and Institute for Social Research Australia State of the Environment (SoE) 2006 is the third in a series of reports ...


Title:Sustainability Rating Tools – A snapshot study
Author:Dr Usha Iyer-Raniga and Kendra Wasiluk
Snippet:DES 70 | February 2007 - Worldwide, there are over one hundred tools dealing with various aspects of sustainability.  The aspects of sustainability included in the rating tools are different...


Title:Non-Residential Building Environmental Rating Tools – A Review of the Australian Market
Author:Ania Hampton and Lauren Clay
Snippet:March 2016 | EDG 85 AH - There are a number of environmental rating tools for non-residential buildings in the Australian market. Some rate a project based on its design features, whereas others ...


Title:Residential Building Sustainability Rating Tools in Australia
Author:Usha Iyer-Raniga, Trivess Moore and Kendra Wasiluk
Snippet:August 2014 | EDG 80 UR - The built environment is a significant contributor to anthropogenic climate change, primarily through the increasing demand for fossil fuel energy and increasing total n...





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