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Are we parking wrong? Harnessing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’

In his recently published book, “Rethinking Parking: Planning and Urban Design Perspectives” Dr. David Mepham advocates for a revamped approach to parking, addressing the ‘5 Ps of Parking’ – Place, Politics, Policy, Price, and Professional Practice. The briefing delves into these themes, emphasizing the importance of a holistic parking solution.

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Community infrastructure: Missing from the ‘missing middle’ conversation

This briefing examines the need for a refreshed approach to Australia’s community infrastructure planning and funding to keep pace with housing supply increases. It emphasizes the importance of updating planning frameworks and funding mechanisms to empower local governments to deliver essential infrastructure, fostering healthy communities and addressing well-being in urban development.

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Lessons in partnerships from the Northern Councils Alliance

This briefing looks at the Northern Councils Alliance as an example of what can be achieved when local governments commit to ongoing collaboration to benefit their entire region, and explores the key features that have underpinned the alliance’s success to date.

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Navigating the complexities of short term rental accommodation: A global perspective

This briefing examines the global debates surrounding short-term rental accommodation and its impact on local economies, housing markets, and community character. It provides background on the issue through the analysis of 18 case studies, emphasizing local government’s role as a regulator in measures such as volume restrictions and enforcement.

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Are we ‘Closing the Gap’ on Indigenous disadvantage?

This briefing examines the progress of the Closing the Gap initiative in addressing Indigenous disadvantage. Following two major reports, it evaluates current strategies’ effectiveness and identifies improvement areas to achieve better outcomes for Indigenous communities. The purpose is to promote awareness, discussion, and action on issues of Indigenous inequality and support efforts to address them.

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Revitalising Australia’s inner-city industrial land

The stock of inner-city industrial land in Australian cities is declining. This briefing looks at the recent work of the Greater London Authority (GLA) concerning industrial land and co-location, and considers how this type of guidance could be used in the Australian context.

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The case for integrating planning policy and health policy

This briefing explores unique urban planning initiatives from around the world that are aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles, and the mechanisms that support the development of these policies. The case studies used include initiatives implemented in the UK, Minneapolis, Singapore, and Victoria, Australia.

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Planning for employment land

Using NSW as a case study, this briefing discusses the importance of employment land studies to provide clear and robust direction for future employment land decisions, and preserve employment land supply.

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Year in review: Housing delivery and planning in a crisis

This round-up brings together LGIU Australia housing and planning resources from 2023. It uses last year’s briefings and events to reflect on and consider the housing crisis, and explore the role of planning and local government more broadly.

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