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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...

Is the Supply-Side Argument a Con?
Residential
Tuesday September 18 2018

Is the Supply-Side Argument a Con?

In classic economics, prices are determined by supply and demand.

Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Zoning
Tuesday July 17 2018

Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports

Back in the old days, a development application, particularly for a single house, was a matter of submitting drawings and a description of the materials and...

Middle Ring Suburbs Missing Out
Zoning
Wednesday July 4 2018

Middle Ring Suburbs Missing Out

The recent report by the Grattan Institute - Housing Affordability - Re-imagining the Australian dream - makes a plea for more medium density housing in inner...

State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up
Business
Wednesday June 20 2018

State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up

As Australia’s population expands, urban renewal and development are needed to cater for growing housing and infrastructure requirements.

Bringing Nature’s Power into Australian Cities
Green
Friday June 15 2018

Bringing Nature’s Power into Australian Cities

Back in the 1960s, the Cheonggyecheon (Cheonggye stream) which winds through downtown Seoul (South Korea) stood as an example of city planning going terribly wrong.

Cities Go Wild with Child-friendly Design
Public
Wednesday June 6 2018

Cities Go Wild with Child-friendly Design

In a part of Barcelona best known as a concrete transport hub, just a stone's throw from the bustling Sants railway station, a square has been...

Smart Street Furniture Will Revolutionise the Public Realm
Public
Wednesday May 30 2018

Smart Street Furniture Will Revolutionise the Public Realm

Do you want to know if your city’s park benches or furniture are being used as a social space or for ‘rough sleeping’?

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.

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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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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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
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
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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Business
29 Jul, 2014
PIA Awards Recognize Wide Variety of Projects

The Planning Institute of Australia conferred awards recently at its annual awards ceremony held at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. The PIA recognizes the importance...

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