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Gridlock – Getting out of the Car is Scary
Urban Planning
Tuesday June 18 2019

Gridlock – Getting out of the Car is Scary

Gridlock, congestion, commuting, the cost of living, sedentary lifestyles, heart disease and obesity are some of the biggest issues facing our Governments, Councils and public sector...

Normal is… Traffic, Debt and Empty Houses.
Urban Planning
Wednesday May 15 2019

Normal is… Traffic, Debt and Empty Houses.

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to...

Want More People to Ride? First, Let’s Understand the Process of Change.
Urban Planning
Monday April 8 2019

Want More People to Ride? First, Let’s Understand the Process of Change.

Almost every Government and Council has a vision, or plan, to get more people cycling for transport and leisure.

Innovative Design Bogged Down in Planning
Urban Planning
Friday March 22 2019

Innovative Design Bogged Down in Planning

“I’ve just been rejected in all my applications for new houses in this council.”

Change Starts with Beliefs and Values
Urban Planning
Wednesday October 10 2018

Change Starts with Beliefs and Values

“Australia needs to make ‘a complete shift’ in the way it plans cities” outgoing Infrastructure Australia chief executive Philip Davies told the Australian Finance Review Weekend...

Status Shopping is Shaping Our Cities
Urban Planning
Friday August 10 2018

Status Shopping is Shaping Our Cities

Personal debt is one of the biggest issues facing our cities.

Sydney Planning: The Best or Nothing
Urban Planning
Thursday July 5 2018

Sydney Planning: The Best or Nothing

Karl Benz once remarked that he built a great motor car with the axiom “Das Beste Oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing,” and it is...

Density Vs Sprawl: Which Wins for Sustainability?
Urban Planning
Tuesday April 10 2018

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.

How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney
Urban Planning
Tuesday March 27 2018

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,...

Urban Planning
Feb 28 2019
Affordable Housing Close to City Brings Billions in Economic Benefits

NSW could unleash more than $17 billion in economic gains through providing more affordable housing closer to the city, a new report has found.

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Urban Planning
31 Oct, 2018
Australia Must Better Plan Regional Communities and Towns

For former Sydney-based couple Scott and Michelle Robertson, the move to Wagga Wagga 450 kilometres away has been one of the best decisions of their lives.

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Urban Planning
13 Jun, 2018
Share Bike Company 'Pulls Out' of Melbourne

The distinctive yellow rental bicycles will disappear from Melbourne's streets as the Singapore-based oBike company shuts up shop.

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Urban Planning
20 Mar, 2018
Future Transport Strategy Supports More Housing Density

The release of the Future Transport Strategy 2056 by Transport for NSW supports more housing density.

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Urban Planning
15 Mar, 2018
"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.

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Urban Planning
15 Mar, 2018
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.

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Urban Planning
9 Mar, 2018
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...

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Urban Planning
28 Feb, 2018
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...

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Urban Planning
23 Jan, 2018
SA: No Comment on SA Plan for Electric Cars

British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta is seeking to buy some of Holden's assets at its shuttered Adelaide factory with a view to building electric cars on the...

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