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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...

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,...

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...

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...

Indonesia isn’t the only country planning new cities. Why not Australia?

The announcement that President Joko Widodo’s government will move Indonesia’s capital to another location, due to the severity of human-induced degradation in Jakarta, highlights a key tension...

Housing with Buyer Protection and No Serious Faults – Is That...

Regulation of the Australian building industry is broken, according to the Shergold-Weir report to the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF). we have concluded that ...

Urban Planning can be Elitist, but Art Empowers People to Reimagine...

From crises in housing and public space to social unrest due to austerity measures and environmental destruction – in this era of urban upheaval, city leaders often turn to art as...

Solving the ‘Population Problem’ Through Policy

Australia has a problem with population. It’s a problem with the potential to result in enormous chaos, risking the nation’s economic well-being. And this...

What Residents Have to Say about Life on the Urban Fringe

Recent studies show Melbourne’s and Sydney’s fast-growing outer suburbs lag behind other parts of the city in access to urban design, employment and amenities...