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Is TCFD missing the mark?

Has the rush to deliver Task Force on Climate Disclosure reporting opened the door for misleading corporate risk data?

George st Sydney the rocks

NSW transport reshuffle a chance to rethink mobility

OPINION: The NSW government’s recent announcement that Roads and Maritime Services – until now the state’s standalone roads agency – will be integrated into Transport for NSW could not have come at a more opportune time. 

Chris Johnson: the case for mixed use with employment land

OPINION: The debate about industrial and urban services land continues with the head of property development industry organisation Urban Taskforce Chris Johnson challenging the Greater Sydney Commission “troika” and arguing for a “new Sydney” that embraces mixed-used precincts.

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Waterloo, the chance for a fresh start

OPINION: The state election last weekend returned the Liberal/National government in NSW, so we can expect little change in the way planning and development is done. A close outcome may…

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Silencing urban terror like dead-end streets

Looking at terrorist organisations as brands may seem trivial but doing so allows us to dissect and understand the elements and organising principles that make them who they are.

Sydney city views

Office portfolios: GRESB and indoor environment

Start to measure something and improvement becomes inevitable. The metrics become a basis for engagement with stakeholders and the wider community.  

No separation of water powers – what are we losing? 

No separation of water powers – what are we losing? 

OPINION: Water was once seen as a public good. But over recent decades water utilities have been corporatised and water is now a scarce commodity for sale. These statutory monopolies now primarily aim to maximize their economic performance, with secondary aims to protect the public good and our valuable water eco-systems. 

Building crisis: we need a joined up functional system

Building crisis: we need a joined up functional system

The traditional professional, trade and governance demarcations in construction are no longer relevant. They are dysfunctional and there are too many cracks that can no longer be papered over.

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