A tax to capture an increase of value generated through public investment or planning, such as the provision of new infrastructure or rezoning of land. Value capture can be essential in helping government fund local infrastructure improvements or in establishing new urban areas.
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Urban design engages with the production and adaption of the built environment and its appearance and function. Beyond the individual building scale, urban design focuses on the space and relationship between buildings and surroundings. As a creative practice urban design embeds societal and cultural values in configuring the built environment, shaping social behaviour.
A set of design principles for housing that is accessible to people who experience forms of disability. Design requirements may include halls and doorways wide enough for wheelchair access; ramps, rather than stairs; shower recesses that don’t have a hob; and height adjustable benchtops.
A temporary form of housing that aims to safely accommodate tenants while they build the capacity to transition to permanent housing. Transitional housing provides residents with secure accommodation for a fixed term, as well as individually targeted supportive services. Depending on the transitional housing model and the provider, the demographic profile of residents, level of support, duration of stay and expected outcomes may differ considerably.
The development of an urban area around public transport nodes integrated with housing, employment and other services. Transit Oriented Developments aim to reduce the need for motorised travel for people living within the area. Characteristics include moderate to high density housing that induces demand for public transport, a mix of land uses to facilitate local participation and activities; and well-connected street networks to encourage active transport.