Sustainable cities and regions: 10 year strategy to enable urban systems transformation
The Sustainable cities and regions: 10 year strategy to enable urban systems transformation is a cross-sectoral, national plan for achieving sustainable cities and communities across Australia by 2030. Implementing this strategy would set Australian cities on track for future prosperity and sustainability, and equip us to address systemic urban problems such as transport congestion, inflated housing markets, the loneliness crisis, inequity in opportunities and biodiversity loss.
Developed through extensive consultation around the country and overseen by leading urban research, practice and policy experts, the 10 year strategy finds that too often, we deal with our cities in a fragmented fashion, across policy processes, plans, places and people. Sustainable transformation of Australia’s cities and regions is being hampered by the lack of a national vision, institutional silos and perennial underfunding, and our best innovations and research breakthroughs are not being shared across cities. Our strategies and recommendations address these core barriers. Government, industry, the research sector, peak bodies, the philanthropic sector and civil society all have parts to play in driving this change.