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Strengthening Wellbeing in Urban Communities Through Wildlife Gardening

We investigate a municipal wildlife gardening program run by a community group-local government partnership in Melbourne, Australia whose purpose is to conserve the municipality’s indigenous biodiversity.

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Transforming urban gardeners into land stewards

This qualitative study explores how urban gardeners were supported to become land stewards through a wildlife gardening program in Melbourne Australia, and how this process occurred.

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Charting the emergence of a ‘knowing system’ for climate change adaptation in Australian regional natural resource management

Phillip J. Willis, Dr Karyn Bosomworth, Andrew Harwood, Peat Leith

n this paper we reflect on knowledge practices among a partnership of researchers and NRM planners, under a federal program of NRM investment intended to ‘deliver information’ to regional NRM planners to support planning for climate change.

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Institutional Tipping Points in Organizational Climate Change Adaptation Processes

The paper reviews the conceptual value-add of the institutional tipping points concept, while also discussing its epistemological and methodological limitations.

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Beyond the School Fence: Rethinking Urban Schools in the Twenty-first Century

Dr Ian McShane, Chris K Wilson

This article discusses some challenges for the provision of schools and schooling in twenty-first century cities.

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Studying social practices and global practice change using scrapbooks as a cultural probe

Our goal in this paper is to contribute to the growing field of social practice research, specifically in regard to studies of globalisation and change.

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Dealing with Conflict in Local Planning: Reflections from Australian Planners

This paper reports on interviews conducted with local government planners in Melbourne, Australia, in which they discuss their experience with conflicts and reflect on their preparation for this challenging aspect of their profession.

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Exploring the permanence of conservation covenants

We examined release and breach data from all 13 major covenanting programs across Australia.

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Wildlife gardening for collaborative public–private biodiversity conservation

We explored how a purposively chosen wildlife gardening program in Melbourne, Australia engaged and supported residents to augment local government efforts to conserve indigenous biota.

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Social transit as mass transit in Australian suburban greenfield development

Alexa Delbosc, Graham Currie, Dr Larissa Nicholls, Dr Cecily Maller

This study explored the impact of a new bus service on a new development on the fringe of Melbourne, Australia: Selandra Rise in Clyde North.

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Critical Urban Infrastructure

The paper raises questions about how contextual frames reproduce certain rationalities and motivations, over other frames that might inspire more just and ecologically centered responses.

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Looking at emergent and multi-scale governance through the lens of community formation

This article argues that a dynamic and multilayered understanding of community can ensure that resilience discourses will continue to pose difficult-to-answer questions about what resilience seeks to achieve and for whom.

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When growth collides: conflict between urban and airport growth in Melbourne, Australia

This paper examines the failures of Commonwealth, State and local policy and planning systems to prevent extensive urban encroachment over the past 50 years in the green belt surrounding Melbourne Airport and the reciprocal impacts from this development.

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Wellbeing at the edges of ownership

This paper offers a complementary view, rooted in a literature which embraces the diversity of health and wellbeing within, as well as between, tenure sectors, yet which explains that diversity with reference to the operation of the housing system itself.

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Increasing biodiversity in urban green spaces through simple vegetation interventions

Caragh G. Threlfall, Dr Luis Mata, Jessica A. Mackie, Amy K. Hahs, Nigel E. Stork, Nicholas S. G. Williams, Stephen J. Livesley
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Towards socially integrated housing in Chile: Assessing conviviality through two key housing projects

B. Maturana Cossio, Professor Ralph Horne

This paper argues that materially interspersing different socioeconomic groups within housing developments is insufficient on its own to achieve the objectives of social integration espoused in the national urban policy.

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A new model for effective post-disaster housing reconstruction: Lessons from Gujarat and Bihar in India

This paper critiques the traditional project management (PM) approach for post-disaster reconstruction work in relation to long-term effectiveness at strengthening disaster resilience of communities.

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Privatising the suburbs: examining the trends and implications of 20 years of private residential development in Sydney, Australia

Therese Kenna, Professor Robin Goodman, Deborah Stevenson

This research suggests that there has been a quiet revolution in residential development and postulates that the extent of privatisation of essential neighbourhood infrastructure has been considerable.

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Adapting to ‘extreme’ weather: mobile practice memories of keeping warm and cool as a climate change adaptation strategy

In this paper, we are interested in reconceptualising adaptation as a series of everyday and remembered experiences with weather, which are situated within and carried by bodily social practices that contribute to keeping warm and cool.

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Convenience and energy consumption in the smart home of the future: industry visions from Australia and beyond

This paper analyses the industry vision for a ‘simple life’, and asks what energy implications it is likely to generate.

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Planning transport infrastructure: examining the politics of transport planning in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth

Crystal Legacy, Carey Curtis, Dr Jan Scheurer

Using a case study based approach this paper examines three controversial inner city road projects in three Australian capital cities: Melbourne’s East West Link, Sydney’s Westconnex and Perth’s Freight Link.

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