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Why growing the regions makes sense – for the big capitals

There has been a lot of recent focus on the role of the regions in alleviating the pressure of congestion on cities, seen on roads, public transport and arguably the housing market with skyrocketing prices in the big cities.

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John Alexander: It’s time to stop reactive planning

A week or so before announcing the mammoth Building Up & Moving Out inquiry into the development of cities, MP John Alexander told the audience at The Fifth Estate’s Tomorrowland that Australia needs to stop its “reactionary” approach to urban planning.