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Sustainable urban infrastructure management : integration of urban computer modelling

Au-Yeung, Benson, Saad, Andrew, & Yigitcanlar, Tan (2010) Sustainable urban infrastructure management : integration of urban computer modelling. In Yigitcanlar, Tan, Yates, Peter, & Kunzmann, Klaus (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd Knowledge Cities World Summit : From Theory to Practice, World Capital Institute, City of Melbourne and Office of Knowledge Capital, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 614-628.

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Abstract

Purpose - This paper seeks to examine the complex relationships between urban planning, infrastructure management, sustainable urban development, and to illustrate why there is an urgent need for local governments to develop a robust planning support system which integrates with advance urban computer modelling tools to facilitate better infrastructure management and improve knowledge sharing between the community, urban planners, engineers and decision makers. Design/methodology/approach - The methods used in this paper includes literature review and practical project case observations. Originality/value - This paper provides an insight of how the Brisbane's planning support system established by Brisbane City Council has significantly improved the effectiveness of urban planning, infrastructure management and community engagement through better knowledge management processes. Practical implications - This paper presents a practical framework for setting up a functional planning support system within local government. The integration of the Brisbane Urban Growth model, Virtual Brisbane and the Brisbane Economic Activity Monitoring (BEAM) database have proven initially successful to provide a dynamic platform to assist elected officials, planners and engineers to understand the limitations of the local environment, its urban systems and the planning implications on a city. With the Brisbane's planning support system, planners and decision makers are able to provide better planning outcomes, policy and infrastructure that adequately address the local needs and achieve sustainable spatial forms.

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ID Code: 39215
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Knowledge Management, Computer Simulation Models, Brisbane Urban Growth (BUG) Model, Virtual Brisbane
ISBN: 9780646546551
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors, World Capital Institute, City of Melbourne and Office of Knowledge Capital. All rights reserved.
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Deposited On: 16 Dec 2010 10:52
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:26

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