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A Climate for Growth
Author: Brendan Gleeson

ISBN: 9780702237768
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 31 May 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 15.3 x 2.6
Description:
Lessons for the future of urban Australia.

In recent years, south-east Queensland has become Australia's fastest growing urban area, with population levels expected to double over the next 20 years. This growth has caused water and housing shortages, while traffic congestion steadily increases, all of which has led to one of the world's most challenging urban management situations.

A Climate for Growth brings together expert contributors to address key topics in the growth debate. Peter Spearritt tracks the emergence of a '200-kilometre city' in south-east Queensland; while Ian Lowe gives a timely reminder of the serious resource shortages and environmental issues that have emerged. Other contributors consider design for this climate, with an emphasis on integrating transport and greenspace; chart the haphazard evolution of the region's transport system; and show the impact of local voices on planning in their own communities.

The growth dilemmas facing Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts and surrounding areas will ultimately affect all of metropolitan Australia: whether to build infrastructure that eases wate...

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