Collaborative community-engaged decision-making is known to provide cost effective, situation-appropriate, and widely supported solutions to development issues. It has been identifitied by the CRCLCL as a core pathway to more livable and sustainable neighbourhoods with low carbon footprint.
This project will examine collaborative urban planning processes to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and the barriers and opportunities for carbon reduction across Australia. The research will draw on the knowledge of key stakeholders in the Australian urban development industry, and it will work with CRCLCL participants to identify suitable pilot projects with high impact potential.
This will provide a starting point to develop a more innovative vision for collaborative urban development planning in Australia, and how carbon reduction objectives can be locked in at through the planning process. This research project will provide a broad framework and starting point for subsequent CRCLCL research in the area of collaborative urban development planning for low carbon living.