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The Global Liveability Index 2021
The Liveability Index examines 140 cities worldwide. Each city is assigned a liveability score for more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Victorian Government website including what liveability means to them
City of Melbourne liveability
Great website with a range of research and data about liveability and quality of life indicators.
Sustainable, liveable Singapore infographic
Infographic of Singapore's plans to be more livable in the future
Singapore Future Plan vision
Singapore’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan presented by National Parks Board Singapore
New developments planned to enhance Singapore’s liveability
Multimedia 3D presentation of new developments planned to enhance Singapore's livability.
Knox livable streets plan
The City of Knox's liveable streets plan
Living liveable conversation
Brief discussion of livability and how residents experience livability in Australia.
Urban Amenity and Liveability
Australian Transport Assessment and Planning Guidelines.The Appendices provide useful lists of aspects of livability.
The World Factbook - Australia
Interesting data including Urban population rate, drinking water source, sanitation coverage, physicians density, school life expectancy, environment, water usage and resources.
What makes a successful place?
Brief discussion of what makes a public space successful
Environment Victoria Sustainable Living Hub
Environment Victoria: Sustainable Living campaign documents the steps they suggest for working towards a better way of life for people and the planet.
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Coffey, B., Bush, J., Mumaw, L., de Kleyn, L., Furlong, C., & Cretney, R. (2020). Towards good governance of urban greening: insights from four initiatives in melbourne, australia. Australian Geographer, 51(2), 189–204. https://doi.org/10.1080/00049182.20
Complex discussion of four urban greening initiatives from Melbourne representing different scales, land tenures and organising structures and the importance of good governance.
A sustainable communities vision for australia. (2010). Building Economist, The, Mar 2010(Mar 2010), 29–31.
The Green Building Council of Australia launched a new national framework for sustainable communities at the opening of the Green Cities 2010.
Nelson, C. (2002). The sustainable living project. Ethos, 10(2002), 47–53.
In 2002, Princes Hill Secondary College was selected as one of six schools in the City of Yarra to be a part of the Sustainable Schools Project. The major focus has been on energy and waste reduction. In this article the author reports on: improving energy efficiency at the school; participating in the Waste Wise school program; enhancing biodiversity in the community; sustainability studies in the school curriculum; student initiated action for sustainable living and modelling active citizenship in the community.
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Making a City Sustainable by
Publication Date: 2018-08-01
Making a City Sustainable examines examples of how city planners have used sustainable technology to protect the environment in their communities.
Sustainable cities by
Call Number: 307.76
Publication Date: 2009
Pull of the city - Cities in history - Why cities are unsustainable - Sustainable building - Eco-communities - Making existing cities greener - Getting around the city
Earth's resources by
Publication Date: 2018
Learn about the kind of resources Earth holds, and how they are extracted and used. Discover the problems...
... resources, including finding sustainable energy solutions and making our cities eco-friendly
What Are Eco-Cities? by
Publication Date: 2018-08-10
From urban design that suits the local landscape to zero-carbon living, this fascinating book looks at how cities around the world are adapting to environmental change. Readers are presented with real-life, eco-city solutions to issues such as water use in times of drought, and why green spaces matter.
Urban Planner by
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an urban planner. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, and daily job tasks related to this career, in the framework of the STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, movement. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.
Living in a Sustainable Way by
Publication Date: 2015-08-22
How are many people in different places around the world learning to live in a green and sustainable way? Find out how human activities such as driving cars and wasting energy are threatening our environment and putting the future of our planet at risk. Discover how people everywhere are choosing to live more sustainably by recycling, using green sources of energy, car-sharing, and reducing air travel.