Tag: urban development

Why COVID-19 might not change our cities as much as we...

What will be the normal way of urban living when the COVID-19 crisis passes? What aspects will remain with us and what will disappear?

Quality of life in high-density apartments varies. Here are 6 ways...

We’re building a lot of apartments in Australia. High-density precincts are being developed across our major cities.

Top 20 Melbourne suburbs with the largest development pipeline

Melbourne seems to be in a constant state of change. There are hordes of people flocking in to call one of the most liveable...

Top 20 Sydney suburbs with the largest development pipeline

The apartment development pipeline in Sydney is strong across the metro area, highlighting the trend towards densification around transport nodes within the Emerald City. Guest...

Voices of residents missing in a time of crisis for public...

The 30% increase in the number of homeless people between the 2006 and 2016 censuses is likely to continue in the absence of evidence-based public housing policy....

Some suburbs short-changed on services and liveability

Australia’s population has grown by 3.8 million over the last decade. Of the capital cities, Melbourne has grown the fastest – close to 1...

When gentrification lacks empathy: a case study

When we parachute into a city, whether for work or leisure, we are more sensitive to contrasts between the familiar places we leave behind...

When planning falls short: the challenges of informal settlements

Informal settlements house around one-quarter of the world’s urban population. This means roughly 1 billion urban dwellers live in settlements that have emerged outside...

Our cities need to go on a resource diet

Cities are the epicentres of human activity. They cover less than 2% of the earth’s land surface but generate...