Tag: city planning

How COVID all but killed the Australian CBD

The impacts on CBDs across Australia’s capital cities have been devastating. We explore these impacts city by city in this article.

Coronavirus has changed our sense of place, so together we must...

People bring cities to life. They interact, work, socialise and travel. Without this, cities are just collections of buildings and infrastructure. This relationship is now on hiatus all over the world.

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

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...

How close is Sydney to the vision of creating three 30-minute...

The Greater Sydney Commission has proposed a 40-year vision of a metropolitan region formed of three “cities”: the Eastern “Harbour” City, the Central “River” City, and the Western “Parkland” City.

City problems? A lack of car parking isn’t one of them

Parking is a fiery issue in Australian cities. That’s because cars dominate our cities, supported by decades of unbalanced planning decisions favouring space for cars over...

New creatives are remaking Canberra’s city centre, but at a social...

The new economy seems to provide an opportunity to revitalise the city centre. Canberra is a knowledge city, despite its small population.

Our growing big cities need new centres of employment – here’s...

Melbourne has a serious problem. Most of its job growth is in the CBD, yet most of its population growth is at the far extremes of...

New cities? It’s an idea worth thinking about for Australia

Is there a case for revisiting the idea of new cities for Australia in the light of recent population projections and resurgent debate about...

Australian cities are crying out for better planning

Although 90% of our population lives in cities, Australia lacks a national urban policy and our government provides insufficient funding for urban sustainability projects.

Does Sydney need a ‘third city’?

Sydney’s future is under constant scrutiny. Planners, politicians, landowners and developers constantly discuss and decide how and where growth should take place – and how that...