Australian cities: separated by similarities?

Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world, with approximately 67 per cent of the population residing in one of the capital cities. By 2053, projections suggest that this statistic will increase to 72 per cent. Over the past several years VLC has assisted the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in assessing the future development of Australia’s five major cities and how the transport task would support this growth. These analyses have highlighted certain similarities as well as differences between the cities from a spatial and demographic perspective. This paper describes the current and future composition of the five major urban cities in Australia. It explores the similarities and/or differences between them, draws a comparison between their expected future scale and demographic/land use profile and describes the resultant impacts on the transport task and travel behaviour.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 28p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, 15-18 August 2017, Melbourne

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  • Accession Number: 01664009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2018 12:28PM