Early Australian Census Predictions
The full results from last year’s Census will be released mid-year, and will be subject to the usual frantic efforts to distort and contort evidence in...
Which Urban Transport Scenario Do You Support?
Nothing stirs public discussion more than the topic of congestion and the ability to move freely around our growing cities.
Transport: it’s About Relationships, Not Numbers
How often do people tell you that transport planning is a numbers game? How many people think transit planning is about modelling, data analysis and statistical...
Transport Infrastructure: We Keep Building What We Don’t Need!
Elon Musk is one of the biggest names in transport innovation. He is known for investing ahead of the curve, and predicting needs ahead of time.
Google’s Sidewalk Labs Tackles Transit, Parking, Congestion
Alphabet, the company formerly known as Google, has created a spinoff company called Sidewalk Labs that aims to improve cities.
Cities Have Potential to Mitigate Climate Change
According to a recent study, cities have the potential to mitigate climate change by addressing energy consumption. However, the extent of that potential currently is “insufficiently...
Four Secrets for Getting Big Impacts from Small Spending
Recently, I spoke at a Council sustainability fair. The half day event, packed full of workshops, masterclasses, presentations, music and food, was attended by thousands of...
Fluorescent Cement Can Illuminate Highways Sustainably
A new form of light-emitting cement promises to provide illumination to commuters on highways and bicycle lanes at night without tapping into external sources of energy.
Transit Boom Leads to Bigger Paydays for Engineers
A rash of large-scale transit infrastructure projects in Australia's major cities has intensified demand for engineers, pushing their salaries higher by as much as 30 per...