Moving People Solutions for Policy Thinkers Special Edition: Australian Government's Role in the Development of Cities

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Cities are becoming more complex and this poses challenges for policy and planning. Links between land use, transport, economic productivity, housing markets and social exclusion illustrate this complexity. Integrated governance is central to tackling such cross-cutting issues.Awareness of the importance and urgency of taking more integrated approaches to city strategic land use transport policy and planning is widespread and practice is generally improving. However, the rate of improvement in land use transport planning capability in Australia, and more broadly, is running ahead of improvements in governance (and funding arrangements). This Paper is addressing "Sustainability transitions in existing cities" (Section 1) and "Growing new and transitioning regional cities and towns (Section 2).

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