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Integrated sustainable urban infrastructure management : the Brisbane urban growth model

Au-Yeung, Benson, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Mayere, Severine (2011) Integrated sustainable urban infrastructure management : the Brisbane urban growth model. In Green Technologies : Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. IGI Global, Hershey, Pa, pp. 902-919.

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Abstract

Sustainable urban development and the liveability of a city are increasingly important issues in the context of land use planning and infrastructure management. In recent years, the promotion of sustainable urban development in Australia and overseas is facing various physical, socioeconomic and environmental challenges. These challenges and problems arise from the lack of capability of local governments to accommodate the needs of the population and economy in a relatively short timeframe. The planning of economic growth and development is often dealt with separately and not included in the conventional land use planning process. There is also a sharp rise in the responsibilities and roles of local government for infrastructure planning and management. This increase in responsibilities means that local elected officials and urban planners have less time to prepare background information and make decisions. The Brisbane Urban Growth Model has proven initially successful in providing a dynamic platform to ensure timely and coordinated delivery of urban infrastructure. Most importantly, this model is the first step for local governments in moving toward a systematic approach to pursuing sustainable and effective urban infrastructure management.

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ID Code: 54465
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Sustainable Urban Development, Liveability, Land Use Planning, Brisbane Urban Growth Model, Urban Infrastructure Management
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-472-1.ch419
ISBN: 9781609604738
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IGI Global
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2012 23:56
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:15

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