Smarter centres: lessons from Perth regarding assessment of transport and access contexts

Ryan William Falconer
  • Australian Planner, May 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2014.920891

Smarter Centres - smarter cities

What is it about?

This paper looks at the case for investing in transit oriented development and rail network interchange opportunities where these make most sense. In times of fiscal constraint, not all station precincts can receive equal investment and nor should they based on unique sets of opportunities and constraints. Station precincts that form part of the knowledge economy make the most sense as foci for activity intensification.

Why is it important?

This work steps beyond the 'blueprint' approach to trying to generate transit oriented development around all rail stations. Instead, investment should be prioritised and can take various forms, in accordance with Luca Bertolini's concepts of node and place.

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