Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…


QLD releases draft 50-year plan for a sustainable SEQ

Climate change resilience and creating more sustainable cities are two of the major threads in ShapingSEQ, the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan released today (Thursday) by the Queensland government.…

Sydney Park Water Re-Use

Playful stormwater project in major urban design award

An architecturally-designed cyclist and pedestrian underpass, urban greening and managing stormwater in playful ways were features of some of the winners at the 2016 Australian urban Design Awards, announced in…

Melbourne's composite accessibility index map

A new weapon in the battle to overcome car dependency

The global quest to overcome automobile dependency has a new weapon in its armoury, with the recent publication of Planning for Public Transport Accessibility: An International Sourcebook.


China embarks on sustainable urban planning

Australian governments should take note. China’s recently released Guidelines for Strengthening Urban Planning and Development show that even in one of the toughest urban challenges on the planet, there is…