Urbanism

Tackling city making and the hierarchy of needs

Australian cities are not the only ones struggling to maintain a good quality of life for their residents as populations grow. WSP’s global director of property and buildings Tom Smith…

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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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Queensland and waste: time to sort out the mess

Between 2017 and 2018, Queensland reported a 37 per cent increase in the amount of waste shipped in from interstate. This brought its annual reported waste to 10.9 million tonnes, a level it’s now looking to reduce with a new waste management and resource recovery strategy.