Planning

Sydney is full … of terrible and inappropriate development

Monday’s headline in The Sydney Morning Herald – Sydneysiders in revolt over development as two-thirds declare the city is ‘full’ – decidedly captured the community’s response to the government’s high population growth projections and accompanying urban renewal areas.

Density in Sydney: Do as I do not as I say

The Sydney Morning Herald’s article on Sydneysiders “in revolt” over development is interesting, but the numbers need to be taken with a grain of salt.

man walking street by bare tree

Our cities are losing trees, and our poorest suburbs are being hit hardest

We talk about greening our cities, but new research has found that over the past three years metropolitan areas have lost canopy cover equivalent in size to the city of Brisbane – and it’s our poorer suburbs facing the greatest impacts, often 10°C hotter than more affluent areas.

What’s equity got to do with health in a higher-density city?

More and more of us living in denser cities where apartments and high-rise developments are increasingly common. This creates specific health concerns for residents of these areas, and for lower-income households in particular.

NSW commits to integrated design policy

The NSW government has adopted a state-wide policy that “establishes a baseline” of what is expected across all NSW projects in terms of design, and according to the Australian Institute…

homeless, woolloomooloo

Homeless in Sydney: Who’s public space is it and whose rights will prevail?

n response to pressure from property development as reported by Sydney Morning Herald in late June the City of Sydney recently undertook a mass removal of homeless people and their belongings from beneath building scaffolding in Martin Place.

Garden city

How to build a garden city: Part 2

Modern garden cities and one planet developments The Art of Building a Garden City: Designing new communities for the 21st Century is an ambitious new book that attempts to both…