Organisations are increasingly developing their own carbon and ecological footprint calculators to measure their impacts. While there are plenty of generic footprint calculators out there, many organisations’ activities are specific to them and it is more appropriate for them to develop bespoke solutions. The Drivers Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), part of the UK government’s Department […]
ANALYSIS: With the news this week that Tesla is now the most valuable car company in the world, there’s a sense that the green transport revolution has kicked up a gear.
Despite piles of reports, oodles of analysis and a substantial application of common sense, the federal government is proceeding at a glacial pace with plans for fast rail at scale. This week, another inquiry was launched, this one by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities. It is an inquiry into […]
Now we know that an investment of $1.83 trillion a year in 16 low-carbon measures in cities – about 2 per cent of global GDP – could reduce global urban emissions by 90 per cent by 2050.
In many cities like San Francisco and Paris you can hardly walk along the pavement without stumbling over an electric scooter, or e-scooter.
The executive director of planning at Place Design Group, Chris Isles, is arguing for a minister for local streets.
For many decades the automobile was widely seen as the undisputed solution to the transportation challenges of a modern society, and infrastructure to drive and park cars displaced public, walkable spaces and public transport in many cities. Today’s cities are mostly designed and built around cars and motorway systems.
An expanded the rooftop solar and storage program, big spending on rail and a crackdown on dodgy energy companies are among the highlights of the 2019-20 Victorian budget.
OPINION: Over the weekend we had Bill Shorten promise $10 billion in federal funding for the Suburban Rail Loop proposed by the Victorian Labor government, and Scott Morrison promise $4 billion in federal funding for the East West Link. With such massive amounts of money being thrown around, you’d think there would be some good […]
New Zealand’s carbon emissions are continuing to rise according to the new Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released this month.
OPINION: The NSW government’s recent announcement that Roads and Maritime Services – until now the state’s standalone roads agency – will be integrated into Transport for NSW could not have come at a more opportune time.
For decades, Australians have dreamt about high speed rail along our east coast. It would be nation building at its best: big, bold and transformative.
Committee for Sydney’s new chief executive officer Gabriel Metcalf has spent 20 years at San Francisco’s civic planning organisation, SPUR, addressing many of the same issues facing Sydney.
Spending on transport infrastructure remains huge and according to Arcadis managing director infrastructure Australia-Pacific Phil Kajewski, we likely haven’t even reached the peak.
China has technology that can scan a billion faces in one second. It’s using that level of technology to plan its cities and transport. It knows that cities are the powerhouses of the economy it wants.
The best way to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector in New Zealand is to switch to alternative fuels and decarbonise the electricity grid. Personal behaviour change will only have marginal impact, a new study has found.
The NSW Labor Party will support “public transport over toll roads” as it heads to a state election in March. According to Fairfax Media, Labor plans to dump the proposed F6 road between Arncliffe and Kogarah in Sydney’s south and consider public transport options instead. The party was expected to hand down a “multibillion-dollar transport […]
TRANSPORT SERIES: Like every other major city in Australia, Brisbane is facing enormous challenges in integrating massive population expansion and urban development with sustainable transport infrastructure and moving parts.
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?
We need to consider biodiversity, water and energy in our development, but we’re also calling all brave planners to think about a future without private cars. Clean ones would help.
Melbourne’s tram network is its jewel in the crown and one of the reasons the city is considered so liveable. But according to planning experts, funding for trams has stagnated and the government is becoming increasingly wedded to roads.
As Sydney continues to grapple with the ever-growing economic, environmental and social costs of its congestion, it is plain to see that Sydney’s historically car-based mobility preferences cannot continue in a city of 8 million people in the future.
A highly experienced transport specialist who worked under several state government regimes claims that NSW’s troubled road and rail infrastructure planning is fundamentally flawed.
China is using market forces to switch from coal to renewable electricity, but its push to replace gasoline with cleaner bioethanol is threatened by Trump’s trade war.
As the high powered cameras receded from the glitz and frenetic action of budget night with its attention hogging tax cuts, the sustainable transport housing and climate change sectors were left with a sense of disappointment and short termism.
The federal government and state government of Western Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on city deals, starting with Perth.
Laurie Patton responds to last week’s Spinifex from Anthony Albanese’s op-ed on the “Tyranny of distance threatens the fair go”.
The autonomous future is coming at us at full speed and poses a potential threat to daily life in our cities and suburbs not seen since the invention of the automobile.
While all modes of road transport are important, in many areas a disproportionate amount of space and priority is being given to vehicle traffic, to the detriment of our cities.
In 2056, most of Sydney’s 12 million residents should be able to get to their destinations within 30 minutes by public transport, walking or cycling, according to the NSW government’s just-released Future Transport 2056 strategy. They might even be flying around in automated drones.