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How Do We Build Smart Cities from the Start?
Urban Planning
Friday June 16 2017

How Do We Build Smart Cities from the Start?

“It is important to invest in infrastructure, but we have to make the right choices on projects, as part of a broader economic growth strategy,” Treasurer...

Infrastructure and Housing Investment Must Prioritise Urban Design
Urban Planning
Sunday June 4 2017

Infrastructure and Housing Investment Must Prioritise Urban Design

The federal government recently announced a $75 billion allocation for infrastructure funding over the next decade, with a $1 billion National Housing Infrastructure Facility.

Melbourne’s Building Towers Four Times as Dense as Hong Kong’s
Urban Planning
Thursday August 4 2016

Melbourne’s Building Towers Four Times as Dense as Hong Kong’s

Thanks to inadequate regulations directing the development of high-rise buildings, Melbourne is building towers at four times the density of Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York....

Are We Creating Cities of Opportunity?
Urban Planning
Wednesday July 6 2016

Are We Creating Cities of Opportunity?

Our four biggest cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth – are predicted to double in size over the next 15 years. How do we plan...

High Speed Rail Could be the Key to Urban Sustainability
Urban Planning
Monday June 6 2016

High Speed Rail Could be the Key to Urban Sustainability

The development of high-speed rail along the eastern coast of Australia could be the key to maintaining the liveability of urban centres in the face of...

Are Liveable Cities Finally a Priority?
Urban Planning
Tuesday April 19 2016

Are Liveable Cities Finally a Priority?

According to a recent National Australia Bank survey, 99 per cent of Australians think their country is a great place to live and raise a family.

Replacing Australia’s Vanishing Backyards with Urban Forests
Landscaping
Monday March 14 2016

Replacing Australia’s Vanishing Backyards with Urban Forests

As the population density of Australia’s major cities continues to rise unabated, urban landscapes are set to undergo dramatic change and new measures will be needed...

Making Liveability Pay for Itself
Residential
Thursday March 10 2016

Making Liveability Pay for Itself

Australia’s population is racing toward 30 million (it recently hit 24 million, years ahead of prediction) and the density of our cities continues to increase.

Why Aren’t Mixed Use Developments More Common?
Urban Planning
Monday July 13 2015

Why Aren’t Mixed Use Developments More Common?

Decades after we began talking about mixed use development, there is still only limited evidence of it being delivered. Australia is falling behind world trends, and...

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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