Infrastructure & transport

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How to fix the sad state of transport decision-making

Of the many controversial things recently said by Dennis Cliche, CEO of Sydney Motorway Corporation, responsible for WestConnex, the only one that didn’t compel him to apologise was in my view the most significant.

Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat conference

Why metros are game-changers for Australian cities

By 2053, about 89 per cent of all Australians are expected to live in capital cities. As more and more people enter these cities, residents are becoming increasingly concerned with impacts on liveability.

Why Australia lags on urban transport sustainability

Australian cities lag the world on the sustainability of urban transport systems due to a lack of metro systems, and relatively low public and active transport rates, according to a…

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Funding Sydney: Where’s the value capture?

The release of the Greater Sydney Commission’s “A metropolis of three cities” at the same time  as Transport for NSW’s Future Transport strategy amounts to a great step forward for planning and delivering Sydney’s growth.

Greater Sydney Commission firms up plan for three cities

It was not so much a reveal than a reiteration when Greater Sydney Commission head Lucy Turnbull announced Sydney would become a tale of three “30-minute” cities by 2056 – we heard that last year when the city’s draft district plans were released.

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Car Wars: Return of the Planners

The advent of driverless cars presents a golden opportunity to wrest city shaping away from cars and back to planners, according to the University of Sydney’s Professor Robyn Dowling.