ipData have the capabilities to conduct thorough research into population densities and distribution, transportation and movement studies and economic analysis of urban and regional planning, providing stakeholders an insight into future development planning.
The first paper that ipData has released (under its parent company Infraplan Pty Ltd. examines the infrastructure costs, household running costs and economic impact (jobs and industry) of infill versus greenfield development. The benefits, costs and impacts of these two types of development can vary widely depending on where they are applied: city, inner and middle ring metropolitan areas, on the metropolitan periphery, as an extension to townships and peri-urban areas such as hills communities. Both types of development have, and continue to contribute to, housing choice and a broad range of housing markets.
The recent discussions about urban renewal and density, urban sprawl and re-zoning on the metropolitan fringe raises fundamental questions for planners, legislators, state and local government agencies, community groups and residents. The purpose of this paper is to stimulate discussion through examining many of the assumptions that sit behind statements and/or policies relating to affordability and land supply, infrastructure costs, population growth and the impact of these two types of development on the building industry and local economy.