Opinion

The psychology of living environments

To create a thriving future, we best pay attention to the design of our buildings and places. Daily immersion in living environments, as opposed to man-made environments, plays a key…

Value Capture: how do we stop Value Escape?

There seems to be almost unanimous and vigorous agreement that the pursuit of value capture is a worthwhile initiative in helping us to augment scarce infrastructure funding. However, we seem…

Why the Grattan Institute is wrong on value capture

The Grattan Institute has produced a worrying report on value capture. It appears to be doing the bidding of traffic engineers who are very worried by the shift away from…

Can urban congestion really be solved with high speed rail?

It’s back – now better than ever! This time, high-speed rail could solve Australia’s housing affordability problems! Australian capital cities are facing challenges of diminishing housing affordability, increasing urban congestion,…