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In Australia, more than 9 million people commute to work every weekday. The distance they travel and how they get there – car, public...
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We subscribe to movies and music, why not transport?

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Youth in, families out: 6 charts on the inner cities of Brisbane, Sydney and...

In just ten years, the inner city populations of Australia’s biggest state capitals have boomed. Seetu Bajracharya, Graduate student of master of urban and regional...

Interest rate update: July 2019

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Demolish your front fence. It would be an act of radical kindness

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How the ‘Sydney School’ changed postwar Australian architecture

Australia’s architectural historians have struggled to explain the “Sydney School” of nature-responsive modern houses built after the second world war. As well as arguing...

Mapping 30-minute cities, how do our capitals compare?

Accessibility – the ease of reaching valued opportunities such as jobs, workers and shops – is the whole reason cities exist. There is no...

Molten lava to cobbled laneways: How bluestone shaped Melbourne’s identity

Stephanie Trigg, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of Melbourne This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read...

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