Planning

Why Sydney needs an integrated economic strategy

The Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) recently developed Greater Sydney Region Plan – A Metropolis of Three Cities – is spatially focused but it does not include an integrated economic strategy.

New Paris district shows how to create truly sustainable cities

A regenerated neighbourhood of Paris is becoming a world-leading example of how to construct a sustainable, net-zero carbon city with Passivhaus design, renewables, biodiversity improvement, water sensitive urban design and smart waste practices.

Our favourite cities – by four urban planners

Here, four urban planners name their favourite cities, and explain what makes them special.

Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women

We need to have a conversation about sexism and the city. Gender affects all other “vulnerable group” considerations in the cities, where nearly 90% of Australians live.