Urban sprawl has long been regarded as something to avoid, a notion that is seeing more and more small, unaffordable, inner-city dwellings being crammed into Australian city centres.

While the vast majority of Australian jobs remain in the city centres, the result of the expanding city landscape is that approximately three quarters of Australians drive to work. The amount of people driving each day contributes in a large part to Australia’s harmful carbon emissions. Australian city planners design…