Planning

Demand for planners hits a speed bump

Demand for planners hits a speed bump

MARKET PULSE: Over the last few years, a shortage of planning talent in Sydney and Melbourne has put the pressure on employers to hike salaries and introduce incentives to attract and retain employees.

Public transport funding, now for the good news

Public transport funding, now for the good news

In this latest edition in our transport series, we look at how major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane are dealing with the building and the finance elements of the challenge.

Impact real estate in 2019: Precincts and partnerships

Impact real estate in 2019: Precincts and partnerships

There are some stunning examples of precincts in the Netherlands that accommodate a more holistic set of human needs – something for Australian precincts to aspire to?

Urban interests trump reason: Do we need an inquiry?

Urban interests trump reason: Do we need an inquiry?

If recent troubling reports in The Fifth Estate and elsewhere on the state of urban planning and governance are to be believed, then a sector-wide inquiry sounds like a good idea. Mike Brown, for one, thinks it’s time to take a good hard look into the state of our urban affairs.

How better planning can save Sydney’s music scene (and its mojo)

How better planning can save Sydney’s music scene (and its mojo)

Good planning and governance has the potential to breathe life back into Sydney’s music scene, writes James Hulme from independent think tank The Committee for Sydney. Sydney should consider dedicated music zones, he says, and think outside the box to keep neighbours of noisy venues happy.

Street smarts are crucial to planning our cities  

Street smarts are crucial to planning our cities  

The congestion from bikes, dockless bikes, scooters, e-scooters, e-bikes, EV-charging, and even people is making our kerb-side a battleground. We need to think smarter about how these increasing and competing channels can all access the veins of our city. Most roads are still designed for cars first.

smart cities

How smart cities are about to rock our world

What’s the connection between smart cities and sustainability? How about cleaner water, zero waste, smart transport, better engagement with communities and building resilience? Is that a good start?