Towards better cities: reurbanisation and transport energy scenarios

As Australian cities continue to sprawl over the landscape, the reliance of urban dwellers on the automobile increases, with a corresponding increase in energy consumption. The purpose of this project is to quantify some of the costs and benefits of this sprawl, evaluate the transport energy implications of different scenarios for urban growth in Australia, and suggest some policies to achieve more environmentally sustainable urban development. The study focuses on the cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, which together account for approximately 60 per cent of Australia's population. It would be impossible to change the urban fabric of Australia without changes to these cities, and it is unlikely that major changes occurring here would not be mirrored in other large cities throughout the country. Although specific outputs relate to these cities alone, the concepts and results discussed should be easily applied to other cities.

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  • Authors:
    • McGlynn, G
    • Newman, P
    • Kenworthy, J
  • Publication Date: 1991-10


  • English

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  • Pagination: 61p

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  • Accession Number: 01432573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0642166889
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:06PM