Securing Australia’s Future
SAF08: Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility
Australia is one of the most urbanised nations in the world, with almost two thirds of the population concentrated in five metropolitan areas.
Projected urban expansion, and the residential expectations of many Australians, are raising acute questions relating to the planning and provision of social, economic and physical infrastructure, with mobility and accessibility at the centre. The capacity for Australia to transition to affordable, reliable, low emission transport will underpin the future security of the mobility of people and goods. This project will synthesize cutting-edge research on alternatives which look at optimising the transport system for lower emissions within and between innovative urban infrastructures, and will examine effective ways to counter the institutional and cultural obstacles to transformational change.
“Australian cities are under pressure and we need to find a way of putting people first in urban transport and planning. New technology can be part of the solution but what we need is long-term, nimble policy development that incorporates the benefits of science and innovation as well as many other disciplines.”
Professor Ian Chubb
Launch of Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility
Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility, launched by the Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, the Hon Jamie Briggs MP, with opening remarks from the Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chub AC on 7 October 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.
Expert Working Group
ACOLA, for its established ability to deliver interdisciplinary evidence-based research that draws on specialist expertise from Australia’s Learned Academies, convenes the SAF08 Expert Working Group (EWG) to guide the development of a targeted study that draws input from several disciplines to create a well-considered, balanced and peer-reviewed report.
The role of the EWG is to provide strategic oversight and provide expert input, analysis and provocative thinking.
|Dr Bruce Godfrey (Chair)||Professor Bruce Armstrong (Deputy)|
|Professor Graeme Davison||Professor Brendon Gleeson|
|Dr Bruce Godfrey||Professor Bruce Armstrong|
|Professor Graeme Davison||Dr Jacques De Vos Malan|
|Professor Brendon Gleeson|
This report has been reviewed by an independent panel of experts. Members of this review panel were not asked to endorse the Report’s conclusions and findings. The Review Panel members acted in a personal, not organisational, capacity and were asked to declare any conflicts of interest.
ACOLA gratefully acknowledges their contribution.
|Professor Robert Clark||Associate Professor Scott McQuire|
|Professor Peter Newman|
Project Funding and Support
ACOLA gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Australian Government through the Commonwealth Science Council; Australian Research Council and the Office of the Chief Scientist. This research was funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council.
The Expert Working Group records its gratitude to the principal consultants, experts and research assistants who contributed to this report through the evidence gathering process detailed above. We offer our thanks to Dr Will Howard of the Office of the Chief Scientist for his advice and feedback throughout the project. We are grateful to Professor Michael Barber, Professor Ruth Fincher, Professor Peter McPhee, Dr Susan Pond and Dennis Trewin of ACOLA, who took a particular interest in the project, on behalf of the Program Steering Committee.
Project Management Support
|Project services provided by ACOLA Secretariat|
Reports commissioned or specially undertaken for Securing Australia’s Future: Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility (SAF08)
- Social Study: Barriers and pathways to sustainable urban mobility in Australia, Dr John Stone, Dr Elizabeth Taylor, Andrew Cole, Yvonne Kirk, November 2014
- Sustainable Urban Mobility: Economic Perspectives, Professor John Stanley, Dr Peter Brain, February 2015
- Technology study, David Singleton, Brendan Pender, November 2014
- The public health impact of transportation decisions, Billie Giles-Corti, Serryn Eagleson, Melanie Lowe, 21 October 2014
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