Urban Footprint Model for Australian Precincts

Supervisors

Prof Peter Newman

Dusan Mills, Hawaiian Group

The project

Cities are facilitators of economic growth through agglomeration of economies from diversity of resources and population. This makes cities as the first responder to carbon emission strategies and decarbonisation effort due to high concentration of urban emission. In turn, precincts make cities and propels its growth – consequently capable to influence any policies related to decarbonisation.

For that cause, net zero precincts (NZP) are critical for decarbonisation effort of cities. The research applies Envision Tomorrow model to analyse precincts within cities such as Perth and Melbourne. The model quantitively aligns financial analysis, spatial planning, renewable energy data, carbon emission and tax assessment data within similar context. Apart from that, PhD researches the importance of integrating finance and fiscal assessment in Australia into spatial planning through an open-source framework.

Furthermore, the research investigates the intersection of urban planning, finance, and fiscal impact for NZPs and analyse appropriate policy intervention. By applying ET model, carbon emission strategies can be integrated into a coherent financial decision-making process to drive decarbonisation polices and simultaneously achieve value capture for land development. In a nutshell, the research intends to translate decarbonisation into financial feasibility of NZPs.

Scholarship value
RACE for 2030 will provide a living stipend scholarship for 3 years of $38,000 per annum (tax exempt). RACE for 2030 does not cover international tuition fees if they apply. RACE for 2030 will also supply up to $3,000 per annum for expenses for the candidate, for items such as a computer, publishing fees, travel or conference costs. We encourage female-identifying and Indigenous applicants to apply.

 

RESEARCH PARTNER

INDUSTRY PARTNER

STUDENT

Faz Ikram

FUNDING

$38,000 + $3,000 pa expenses

EXPECTED START DATE

TBC

EXPECTED END DATE

TBC

PROJECT CODE

0757
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