Walking and cycling to work makes commuters happier and more productive

In Australia, more than 9 million people commute to work every weekday. The distance they travel and how they get there – car, public...
It won’t be long before many cities find life without a car even easier, and possibly even cheaper.

We subscribe to movies and music, why not transport?

Many mainstays in our lives – phones, personal music libraries and movies – began as pay-as-you-go services. But subscription services are starting to rule,...

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

The cash rate for June 2019 has been announced by the Reserve Bank of Australia following its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting. You might also...

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

A few years ago, I reflected on years of doctoral field-notes documenting the homes of tinkerers — people with an extraordinary commitment to DIY...

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...

Competition for the kerb is rising, and cities are going to have to manage...

In case you missed it, 2018 was designated the Year of the Kerb by Sabrina Sussman, Zipcar’s public partnerships manager. This is because competition...

Australia’s social housing policy needs an investment overhaul

Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle homelessness and housing stress among low-income renters. Via The...