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.
“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.
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
“I’ve just been rejected in all my applications for new houses in this council.”
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
Personal debt is one of the biggest issues facing our cities.
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?
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
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...