Australia

Perth cityscape

WA government forced to suspend green growth plan

The Western Australian government has suspended work on its green growth plan and implemented a “critical review” after details of a revised draft were inadvertently released by a public servant, flagging significant curtailing of development to the south of the city.

Bikeshare: a challenge worth solving

Dockless share bikes are dotted across Australia’s major cities – useful to some, seemingly a nuisance to many. In Sydney, the debate is dominated by the accusation that bike share is a “bad thing” affecting the city, and that we would be better off kicking the bikes out.

Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women

We need to have a conversation about sexism and the city. Gender affects all other “vulnerable group” considerations in the cities, where nearly 90% of Australians live.

women cycling to work

Closing the gender gap in active transport

A true measure of how a city’s transport networks perform is the number of women walking, cycling and using public transport, Sharon Moller argues.