Reports and Research

State of Australian Cities 2014-2015

State of Australian Cities 2014–2015

Since 2010, the State of Australian Cities reports have examined the progress being made in our major cities. These reports have provided insight into the vital role that Australian cities play in the growth of our economy and have tracked the overall progress made in Australia's major centres. The State of Australian Cities 2014–2015 once again looks at the drivers behind some of the public policy issues facing the country today and into the future.

Knight Frank Global Cities Skyscrapers 2015

Knight Frank Global Cities Skyscrapers 2015 Report

The world's cities are in the midst of a skyscraper building boom and a recently-released report by Knight Frank addresses the question, why do we need these giant buildings? The analysis shows that skyscrapers are the optimum means of addressing major economic and geographic challenges facing cities today.

  • Category: World
International Experiences on Public Transport Provision in Rural Areas

International Experiences on Public Transport Provision in Rural Areas

Providing good public transport services for rural areas has become a challenge for public authorities in many countries. To ensure continued access to public transport for citizens in rural areas, the definition of "public transport" should be reconsidered by public authorities, according to a new report by the International Transport Forum at the OECD.

  • Category: World
Out of reach? The Australian housing affordability challenge

Out of reach? The Australian housing affordability challenge

In this report, the Senate Economics References Committee underscores the importance of affordable, secure and suitable housing as a vital determinant of wellbeing. But, based on the evidence, the committee finds that a significant number of Australians are not enjoying the security and comfort of affordable and appropriate housing—that currently Australia's housing market is not meeting the needs of all Australians.

The Safe Cities Index 2015

The Safe Cities Index 2015 – Assessing urban security in the digital age

The Safe Cities Index 2015 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report that measures the relative level of safety of a diverse mix of the world's leading cities using four main categories of safety: digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety. Every city in the Index is scored across these four categories.

  • Category: World
ITF Transport Outlook 2015

ITF Transport Outlook 2015

The ITF Transport Outlook examines the development of global transport volumes and related CO2 emissions and health impacts through to 2050. It examines factors that can affect supply and demand for transport services and focuses on scenarios illustrating potential upper and lower pathways, discussing their relevance to policy making.

  • Category: World

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