Sustainable Urban Residential Forms in an Oil-constrained Future: implications for planning in an Australian city context.

  • Roger Brewster

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This thesis investigates the likely effects of future oil supply constraints on the planning of sustainable urban residential forms in the context of an Australian coastal city. Strategic planning for oil depletion is suggested in three phases: a mitigation phase of conserving oil supply and reducing demand; a ‘transitional city of tomorrow’; and ultimately towards an ‘oil-constrained city of the future’. The thesis contributions extend current theory and practice in planning, urban design, sustainable development and urban metabolism by linking all these disciplines into the grounded theories, integrated conceptual framework and models for an oil-constrained sustainable urban form that has application to Australian and other western cities.
Date of Award18 Jun 2017
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorDaniel O'Hare (Supervisor) & Bhishna Bajracharya (Supervisor)

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