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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.

Is the Union Station Revitalization ‘Out of Control’ ?
Commercial
Thursday February 1 2018

Is the Union Station Revitalization ‘Out of Control’ ?

$22.8-million increase and an additional eight to 12 months is required to complete the renovation and restoration work on Union Station in Toronto.

Australia Road Crashes Costing $30b a Year
Infrastructure
Tuesday September 12 2017

Australia Road Crashes Costing $30b a Year

The federal government is being urged to do more to reduce the number of road crashes in Australia after a new report found they are costing...

Lendlease Chosen to Lead New Melbourne Metro
Infrastructure
Monday July 17 2017

Lendlease Chosen to Lead New Melbourne Metro

The construction and finance giants chosen to build the now dumped East West Link will take the reigns of Melbourne's new $11 billion rail tunnel, the...

Third Airport Proposed for Melbourne
Infrastructure
Wednesday July 5 2017

Third Airport Proposed for Melbourne

An investment company wants to build a $7 billion third airport in Melbourne without using taxpayers' money, but Victoria's premier is focusing on the two airports...

Australia Needs New Road Rules for Driverless Vehicles
Technology
Wednesday June 28 2017

Australia Needs New Road Rules for Driverless Vehicles

Right now, some of the basic principles surrounding rules of the road in Australia are straightforward.

Contestability Key to Infrastructure Improvements and Savings
Infrastructure
Tuesday June 6 2017

Contestability Key to Infrastructure Improvements and Savings

New modelling on the benefits of franchising, released as part of Infrastructure Australia’s ongoing Reform Series, shows that subjecting government-operated bus and rail services to competitive...

WA Gets Federal Money for Transport
Infrastructure
Tuesday May 9 2017

WA Gets Federal Money for Transport

The federal government has agreed to redirect money it had put up for the now-axed Perth Freight Link to the West Australian government's preferred project...

Why Make Something Ugly When You Can Make it Interesting?
Urban Planning
Monday March 20 2017

Why Make Something Ugly When You Can Make it Interesting?

Dennis Paphitis, AESOP’s founder, made this wonderful statement not in regard to his own products, or even his competitors' products.

Infrastructure
Mar 27 2018
$55b Required to Meet Infrastructure Australia's 15-year Targets

More than $55 billion of priority projects are needed to shape Australia's cities and regions in the next 15 years, Infrastructure Australia says.

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Public
Mar 27 2018
Melbourne's Iconic Flinders Street Station Glorious Restoration

It's been dirty work scraping more than 10 tonnes of pigeon poo from the dome of one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings.

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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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Infrastructure
Mar 15 2018
Australian Train Stations Score Poorly on Precinct Integration and Value Capture

Australian transit hubs are behind global counterparts due to age, low integration with precincts, and return on property value but have a significant opportunity to add...

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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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Commercial
Mar 9 2018
$1b Revamp for Sydney's Central Station

Sydney train commuters are being promised only minor disruptions as the city's busiest station undergoes "heart surgery" to make way for the new Metro.

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Environment
Feb 28 2018
Germany Bans Diesel Cars

A top German court has ruled in favour of allowing major cities to ban heavily polluting diesel cars, a move likely to hit the value of...

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Infrastructure
Feb 28 2018
SA:Another Tram Promised for Adelaide

The South Australian Labor government has promised another tram extension, this time to North Adelaide, if returned at the March election.

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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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