Tag: urban planning

Regional Australia’s time has come – planning for growth is now...

Australian governments have always wanted thriving regional cities, but policy innovations with this goal in mind have a bad history.

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.

Do we choose neighbourhoods to live, work and play in?

Living, working and playing in the one neighbourhood has often been touted as the ideal outcome for well-planned cities.

A time to embrace the edge spaces that make our neighbourhoods...

As we emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns, it is timely to reflect on how the design of our neighbourhoods and the ways we interact with them affect our lived experience.

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.

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.

Urban design must adapt to coronavirus risks and fears

The long-term impacts of coronavirus on our cities are difficult to predict, but one thing is certain: cities won’t die.

People love the idea of 20-minute neighbourhoods

The 20-minute concept is not about travel by car. It is about active transport (walking, cycling) and the use of public transport.

Half of over-55s are open to downsizing – if they can...

More than half of Australians over the age of 55 are open to downsizing, according to a new report based on a survey of 2,400 households.

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...