Density Vs Sprawl: Which Wins for Sustainability?
To some, compact urban environments offer advantages in putting greater numbers of people within walking or riding distance of transport connections, employment opportunities and local services.
Smart Cities Move Beyond Hype into Reality
Do you want to know whether you are better off leaving for work now or in 15 minutes?
How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney
If the character Marty McFly from "Back to the Future" were to get in a time machine in Sydney and travel forward 40 years to 2056,...
Australia Must Embrace Digital Mapping and Reality Modelling
Want to know the fastest way to get from Singapore’s luxurious Marina Bay Sands to Sentosa Cove on the city/state’s playground of Sentosa Island?
The Gold Coast is All Grown Up
A decade ago the Gold Coast was known for meter maids, schoolies and fish and chips on the beach. A lot has changed.
Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards
Since the last upgrade to residential energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2010, power bills have soared and technologies and design options...
Architects Need to Develop Marketing and Leadership Skills
Around Australia, many architects are knowledgeable, capable and passionate about design, but many are less keen on promoting themselves and their firms or to evolve into...
Calls for Migrant Cap as Australia’s Population Booms
The NSW opposition leader has called for a cap on Australia's migrant intake as Sydney and Melbourne reach infrastructure breaking point.
Localism and Existing Character Focus Will Slow Development
Around the world, there is a shift from globalism to localism and from support for growth to the protection of local character.
Melbourne's Iconic Flinders Street Station Glorious Restoration
It's been dirty work scraping more than 10 tonnes of pigeon poo from the dome of one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings.
SA:RAH Trauma Rooms Designed Too Small
Resuscitation and trauma rooms at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital are not fit for purpose, creating risk for patients, the incoming South Australian government says.
VIC:Zero Net Carbon Homes to Rise in Melbourne
A call has gone out for environmentally-aware builders wanting to join a low-carbon revolution on Melbourne's outskirts.
Future Transport Strategy Supports More Housing Density
The release of the Future Transport Strategy 2056 by Transport for NSW supports more housing density.
"Big Australia’’ Programs Lacked Planning Perspective
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.
Re-imaging Campbelltown a good response to the City Deal
The release of the Re-imagining Campbelltown proposal by Campbelltown City Council is an excellent response to the Western Sydney City Deal.
Qld's Land Clearing Laws Reintroduced
Laws to limit land clearing in Queensland have been reintroduced to state parliament, without a controversial clause forcing farmers to prove they hadn't been cutting down...
Green Roof Benefits on Energy Conservation
Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in many countries. People are starting to realize just how many advantages a green roof has over a standard roof....
Infrastructure Australia Calls for National Leadership on Cities
A new report from Infrastructure Australia is calling for the Federal government to have a greater leadership role in securing the global competitiveness of our largest...