Today’s smart cities rely on networks: squillions of semiconductor devices that constantly pulse electromagnetic waves
We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world’s population will live in
A major issue for road safety is collisions at intersections between vehicles and vulnerable road
Infrastructure Australia has called for metropolitan-scale governance of Australia’s largest cities. The new report by the Commonwealth’s
Although 90% of our population lives in cities, Australia lacks a national urban policy and our government
Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. “Walkability and cyclability are
Urban experts gathered at the ninth World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur over the past week to
France recently appointed a tech ambassador to the Silicon Valley. French President Emmanuel Macron named
What comes to mind when you think of the word “convivial”? Likely, images of happiness,
It is predicted that 896 towns and villages across Japan will no longer be viable
The global trend towards suburbanisation and suburbanisms (meaning suburban ways of life) has an important infrastructure dimension. In
In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still
On the alkali flats of north-western Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, the featureless yellow-packed playa (desert
Sydney is frequently placed in the top ten of global “liveability” rankings. But despite the
There are few more telling signs of conflict in urban spaces than calls to send
Australia, one of the world’s most urbanised nations, is looking to up its investment in
Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings.
The inner-city district of Shandon, Ireland, has a history that dates back to medieval times.
Modern urban planning first came about to improve industrial cities that had become unsafe, unhealthy
The plane crash at Essendon Airport last week shows the folly of allowing runways to
Picture this. It’s a beautiful sunny day. You arrive on the beach, find yourself a
Smart cities create a symbiosis between information, the Internet of Things and technologies to make
When Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, arguably the “father of gymnastics” and the inventor of the horizontal
In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear
Cities are the epicentres of human activity. They cover less than 2% of the earth’s
The creative industries – ranging from game development to architecture, media, design and the arts
One pedestrian is killed every two days on Australia’s roads, the majority in metropolitan areas.
National Art School (NAS) interim director Michael Lynch has committed to defending its continued independence
Are humans now an “urban species”? Do we now live in an “Urban Age”? To understand
The New South Wales government is set to privatise its land-titling services. This decision may
Back in the 1960s, the influential urban planner and journalist Jane Jacobs put American cities
Rural and regional Australia is a big place. That’s obvious enough. Still, it’s easy to
The federal government’s recently released Smart Cities Plan is built on three pillars: smart investment,
The suburbs were the urban living format that defined Australian cities in the 20th century.
The New South Wales government is imposing an anti-urban legislative and development agenda on Sydney.
City planning has many approaches that have been used to enable better economic, social and
The internet has reached our cities. A smart city is optimised for efficiency, productivity and
For residents of Australia’s cities, federalism means state governments have the right to assert what
Architects, urban planners and government policymakers often aspire to make Australian cities more like Copenhagen.
Popular visions of the “smart city” promise that with digital technology the power of the
The federal environment and acting cities minister, Greg Hunt, on Tuesday pledged to increase the
Cities are complex systems. One visible artery of the city is traffic – the cluster
Ottawa’s 90-second PSA concisely outlines the damage of a policy set in the past. Of