Recent city restructuring debates and policy in Australia elevate the importance of density in achieving more sustainable urban forms, representing a significant policy turn from limiting density for much of the twentieth century. This focus on form over structure reflects central government withdrawal from issues of city structure and infrastructure planning; and is problematic given the cultural, structural, and legal embeddedness that resists density. To achieve more sustainable urban forms, efforts to increase density must be better aligned with and supported by improved urban structure; and underpinned by sound policy principles, good urban design, and more active engagement with the sentiments of existing communities.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning|
|Editors||Neil Sipe, Karen Vella|
|Place of Publication||New York, USA|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|