An analysis of walkability in a late 20th century masterplanned suburb on Australia's Gold Coast

Nigel Cartlidge, Daniel O'Hare

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Abstract

Introduction
This paper presents some of the findings of a case study carried out on the suburb of Robina Woods in the Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia (Fig 1).

The study examined the barriers to pedestrian connectivity that were built into the design of the town to meet a market urbanist and car focused development ethic. Car focused design produces an urban form that causes unnecessary pollution, CO2 emissions, and fuel consumption. It also contributes to lower economic, environmental, health and social outcomes for residents associated with sprawl development (Corti et al., 2008; Ewing & Kreutzer, 2006; Frumkin H, Frank L, & Jackson R, 2004).
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2nd International Urban Design Conference: Survival: Implementing tomorrow's city - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 2 Sep 20094 Sep 2009
Conference number: 2nd

Conference

Conference2nd International Urban Design Conference
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period2/09/094/09/09

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    Cartlidge, N., & O'Hare, D. (2009). An analysis of walkability in a late 20th century masterplanned suburb on Australia's Gold Coast. 1-14. Paper presented at 2nd International Urban Design Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.