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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,...

The Gold Coast is All Grown Up
Urban Planning
Friday March 16 2018

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.

Calls for Migrant Cap as Australia’s Population Booms
Urban Planning
Tuesday March 13 2018

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
Urban Planning
Tuesday March 6 2018

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.

People in Your City Can Be as Happy as the Danes
Urban Planning
Tuesday February 6 2018

People in Your City Can Be as Happy as the Danes

Most councils, governments and transportation professionals look to Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Stockholm for inspiration.

Urban Planning
Oct 31 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
Jun 13 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
Mar 20 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
Mar 15 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
Mar 15 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
Mar 9 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
Feb 28 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
Jan 23 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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