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Has Sub-centre Policy Produced Sub-centres? An Evaluation of Melbourne’s Urban Spatial Planning since 1996

Day, Jennifer; Han, Weiqing; Boxi Wu, Amy; Zheng, Jiarui

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This study evaluates Melbourne’s longstanding ‘activity centres’ (AC) policies—the first study to do so. It strongly suggests that, across the Melbourne metropolitan area, AC policies have had no effect on the propensity of people to work near their homes. The findings are robust to a number of validity hazards. The study does not warrant a wholesale abandonment of AC planning, but does signal that we may wish to question how we are currently going about transforming ‘places’ into ‘centres’....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018-05
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/204453
Source: Agenda - A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform
DOI: 10.22459/AG.25.01.2018.01
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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