Human Settlements Theme Report

Australia State of the Environment Report 2001 (Theme Report)
Lead Author: Professor Peter W. Newton, CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering, Authors
Published by CSIRO on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2001
ISBN 0 643 06747 7

Please Note

This report was written to provide source material for Australian State of the Environment Committee's purposes. Independent contract authors prepared the seven supporting theme reports that the Committee considered during preparation of the 2001 SoE Report. The opinions in the theme reports are those of the authors, not of the Committee.

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Contents

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  • Introduction
  • Conceptual approaches to modelling the state of the environment in human settlements
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  • Australia's population and settlement system
  • A highly urbanised nation
  • Patterns of population distribution and growth
  • Coastal urban growth
  • The Indigenous population
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  • Urban stocks and processes
  • Population, households and human capital
  • Housing, industrial and commercial spaces
  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Transport
  • Transport supply
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  • Liveability: human well-being
  • Social and economic well-being
  • Housing
  • Transport demand, access and congestion
  • Environmental health
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  • Liveability: environmental quality
  • Negative externalities in urban environments
  • Indoor air quality
  • Noise
  • Water quality
  • Food quality
  • Geohazards
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  • Waste, recycling and reuse
  • Urban stormwater
  • Wastewater
  • Solid, liquid and hazardous wastes
  • Air pollution and greenhouse gases
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  • Emerging issues
  • Future scale and shape of human settlement
  • Change in urban activities, transport and land use
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Food
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Population health and well-being
  • Indigenous Australia
  • Urban design
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  • Data gaps
  • Data custodianship
  • Harmonisation
  • Geographic information systems: future platforms for SoE reporting
  • Goals and standards
  • International benchmarking
  • Data gaps
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  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Case studies
  • Environmental Indicators
  • Figures
  • Maps
  • Tables
  • Prepared by

    Lead Author: Professor Peter W. Newton , CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering

    Dr Scott Baum , University of Queensland
    Dr Kuldeep Bhatia , Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Steven K. Brown , CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering
    Assoc. Professor Scott Cameron , Department of Human Services, South Australia
    Barney Foran , CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
    Tim Grant , RMIT University
    Dr Swee L. Mak , CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering
    Assoc. Professor Paul Memmott , University of Queensland
    Dr V. Grace Mitchell , CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering
    Kirsty Neate , CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering
    Dr Nariida C. Smith , CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering
    Professor Robert Stimson , University of Queensland
    Alan Pears , Sustainable Solutions Pty Ltd
    Dr Selwyn Tucker , CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering
    Professor Emeritus David Yencken , The University of Melbourne

    Theme coordinator

    Alexander Davies , State of the Environment Reporting Section, Environment Australia, Department of the Environment and Heritage