IV research highlights benefits of more compact cities

New research released by Infrastructure Victoria (IV) this week investigates how current housing demand in new greenfield suburbs could be shifted to established suburbs, closer to existing infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and public transport infrastructure.

Our home choices: how more housing options for households can make better use of Victoria’s existing infrastructure is the result of the largest-ever survey of housing preferences undertaken in Australia. It included 22 focus groups, analysis of more than 344,000 properties sold over the past five years, and a survey of over 6000 people from Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat.

The research highlights how more compact cities can offer more transport options, including more public transport, walking and cycling, and can reduce trip lengths and travel times. People using more sustainable transport options can also help to accelerate decarbonisation in the transport sector through reduced vehicle emissions.

On Tuesday 4 April, IV’s CEO Jonathan Spear, Director of Research and Economics Llewellyn Reynders and Principal Planner Kath Phelan will take part in a webinar to discuss the findings of the research.

You can register for the webinar here

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