cities

Labor comes out fighting on cities agenda

Federal Labor has drawn up the battlelines on the sustainability of Australia’s cities, with the appointment of Labor MP Anthony Albanese as Shadow Minister for Cities and the announcement of…

Tim Williams: why cities are the orphans of public policy

Dr Tim Williams will provide a keynote speech at the National Growth Area Alliance Conference in Adelaide today (Thursday). Following is a summary of Dr Williams’ speech, which argues that…

Data, cities and a new civic pride

Victorian England. From the shadows of wealth grew poverty. Slums slumped against symbols of civic pride, cowering next to towering town halls funded through rich merchant princes, whose elitist rule…

Creating the female-friendly city

The theme of International Women’s Day was “Be Bold for Change”. In that spirit, what bold decisions can Sydney make to ensure that it genuinely reflects and responds to the…

Can urban congestion really be solved with high speed rail?

It’s back – now better than ever! This time, high-speed rail could solve Australia’s housing affordability problems! Australian capital cities are facing challenges of diminishing housing affordability, increasing urban congestion,…

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…