This project will analyse the role of building and planning policy and regulations in delivering sustainable cities.
Partner: Australian Communities Foundation (2016)
This project will analyse the role of building and planning policy and regulations in delivering sustainable cities. There is currently a failure in Victoria and many other places around Australia (and internationally) to deliver on sustainability outcomes through building and land-use planning policy settings. There are gaps in the current system in building codes and the planning system to achieve sustainability goals. This is due in part to weak policies and a failure to effectively implement regulations; and is exacerbated by sustainability objectives falling ‘between’ the building and planning policy domains. Despite the rhetoric of sustainability—development decisions continue to be made that are contrary to principles of ecologically sustainable development and continue to increase our vulnerability to climate change. The aim of this project is to examine why the planning and building system is failing to achieve sustainability goals and what can be done to improve current policy and regulatory frameworks and their implementation.
Researcher*: Dr Trivess Moore
*Undertaken in collaboration with other researchers. Only SBi Lab team member listed.