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Why NSW needs a revised medium density housing code

The Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code has attracted widespread criticism from those concerned with suburban over-development, amenity and the role of state government in local planning.

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Tanya Ha, former presenter on ABC’s Catalyst, science communicator and environmentalist, is busy helping scientists to better communicate and has a “pet interest” in the green building and sustainable cities movement. Now she’s jumped further into diversity issues.

Observations on Japanese city making

You might think that a city like Tokyo, with a metro population of 14 million, has very little in common with a city like Sydney or Melbourne.

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Why NSW needs a revised medium density housing code

The Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code has attracted widespread criticism from those concerned with suburban over-development, amenity and the role of state government in local planning.

1

Tanya Ha – what happens when diversity meets environmentalism

Tanya Ha, former presenter on ABC’s Catalyst, science communicator and environmentalist, is busy helping scientists to better communicate and has a “pet interest” in the green building and sustainable cities movement. Now she’s jumped further into diversity issues.

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