8. Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility

Australia is one of the most urbanised nations in the world, with almost two thirds of the population concentrated in five metropolitan areas. Projected urban expansion, and the residential expectations of many Australians, are raising acute questions relating to the planning and provision of social, economic and physical infrastructure, with mobility and accessibility at the centre. The capacity for Australia to transition to affordable, reliable, low emission transport will underpin the future security of the mobility of people and goods. This project will synthesize cutting-edge research on alternatives which look at optimising the transport system for lower emissions within and between innovative urban infrastructures, and will examine effective ways to counter the institutional and cultural obstacles to transformational change.

Final Report

Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility, launched by the Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, the Hon Jamie Briggs MP, with opening remarks from the Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chub AC on 7 October 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, is now available:

Expert Working Group

Dr Bruce Godfrey FTSE (Chair)
Professor Bruce Armstrong AM FAA FRACP FAFPHM
Professor Graeme Davison AO FAHA FASSA
Professor Brendan Gleeson FASSA