In recent years there has been a strong movement back to the values of strategic planning with a greater focus on a vision for our cities together with local strategic planning statements for our areas.
From a young age, Benn Bryant felt that humans should be good custodians of the planet. Now, as an intrepid vet, he works to save Sumatran rhinos, which could be down to as few as seventy left in the world.
A groundbreaking report on barriers to refugee employment has called on the government to consider measures including employer education programs as ways of encouraging firms to hire and retain humanitarian migrants.
She helped make the law more welcoming to women and in the process became the first female judge of the Federal Court. Now, Margaret Beazley, with her husband, Dennis Wilson, has taken on a new role: Governor of NSW.
Physics says a skyscraper can be made of wood. There are also some good reasons it should be. Handled properly wood can be the most ethical and sustainable building material there is. And no, fire isn't a deal breaker
Most orthopaedic devices only come in adult sizes, but using biomedical engineering, Dr Tegan Cheng is changing that. Based at Westmead and using 3D printing, her most useful tools are imagination and determination.
Confronting another climate change summer of extremes, it's obvious the future of humans and the health of the environment are inextricably linked. New theories of justice must respond to this ecological entanglement.
Surfaces in nature can be anything from super water-repellent to super slippery, or able to pull water from the air. Now Dr Chiara Neto and her team are working on recreating those surfaces to solve human problems.
Being the director of one of the world's most powerful and forward-thinking, private art organisations isn't a job that many people could do well. For Tim Potts, it's as if he was meant for it.
When an almost universal piece of medical equipment nearly brought tragedy to the birth of her second child, Sarah McDonald decided to build something better. She just needed a PhD in medicine to do it.