30 November 2016

The Central Sydney Planning Strategy

The draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy 2012-2036 revises previous planning controls and attempts to deliver on the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 program.
27 October 2016

Towards a New Generation of Metropolitan Innovation Strategies?

We won’t build tomorrow’s urbanisation just by pouring more capital in XXIst century style modernist cities and CBD’s...
25 October 2016

Women’s Travel North and South: Changing Societal Trends and the Travel Patterns

Women across the world have remarkably and persistently different travel patterns than comparable men. Governmental policies often fail to recognize or respond appropriately, sometimes making gender differences worse, especially in the Global South.
16 August 2016

Metropolitan Planning and Governance

The city wide approach to metropolitan planning has a long history in North America. One of the key exemplars of this approach is Portland, Oregon.
01 August 2016

The Festival of Urbanism: City Limits

In a city undergoing rapid growth, constrained by its unique geography and until recently limited infrastructure investment, its residents are experiencing a number of issues, ranging from traffic congestion, crowded public facilities, anxiety about increasing densities, the challenges of climate change and pressures on open space.
27 July 2016

Does increasing housing supply really lead to more affordable homes?

Last night Professor Geoff Meen delivered a lecture on housing affordability in Australia and the UK, in which he challenged the effectiveness of increasing housing supply on housing affordability.
09 June 2016

Value Capture: Opportunities and Risks

Everyone is talking about Value Capture. But what is it, how might and work and how could it help fund the things that would make our cities better places?