Dream paths of urban sustainability, intent to implementation

Goudie, Doug (2014) Dream paths of urban sustainability, intent to implementation. Universal Journal of Applied Science, 2 (1). pp. 19-30.

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Abstract

This paper provides a generic and useable transition path from sustainability intent to sustainability implementation, using a North Queensland, Australia, case study. The inseparable nature of land use, nodal and transport corridor densities; local needs-meeting and consequent urban travel to and through activity centres provides a coherent intellectual framework, implementation rationale and methodology to achieve greater sustainability. This paper uses urban travel research and a 90-person one-day Paths to sustainability workshop held at James Cook University, Townsville in 2008. Aligned with other like current publications, it is hoped this paper helps urban planning decision-makers head more successfully and deeply into sustainable planning directions within an intellectual framework of applied science.

Item ID: 36618
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: urban sustainability, planning, applied science, research, intellectual framework, paths, urban energy, ecological footprint
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ISSN: 2331-9690
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 04:57
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120506 Transport Planning @ 40%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning @ 30%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120508 Urban Design @ 30%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8598 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities > 859899 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities not elsewhere classified @ 20%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies @ 20%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design @ 60%
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