25 Jul 2019

Digital Earth: The Paradigm Now Shaping Our World’s Data Cities

Today’s smart cities rely on networks: squillions of semiconductor devices that constantly pulse electromagnetic waves

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23 Jul 2018

The Aim For Cities Of All Sizes To Give Everyone A Fair Go

We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world’s population will live in

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28 Jun 2018

The Way Forward For Intersection Design?

A major issue for road safety is collisions at intersections between vehicles and vulnerable road

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26 Mar 2018

Why All Big Cities Need For Democratic And Metro-Scale Governance

Infrastructure Australia has called for metropolitan-scale governance of Australia’s largest cities. The new report by the Commonwealth’s

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22 Mar 2018

Why Australian Cities Are Crying Out For Better Planning

Although 90% of our population lives in cities, Australia lacks a national urban policy and our government

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21 Mar 2018

Why Isn’t Australia An Active Travel Mecca?

Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. “Walkability and cyclability are

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12 Mar 2018

This Is Why Health Has To Be At The Heart Of The New Urban Agenda

Urban experts gathered at the ninth World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur over the past week to

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24 Jan 2018

Tech Diplomacy: Cities Drive A New Era Of Digital Policy And innovation

France recently appointed a tech ambassador to the Silicon Valley. French President Emmanuel Macron named

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23 Jan 2018

The Quest For The Convivial City: How Do Ours Fare?

What comes to mind when you think of the word “convivial”? Likely, images of happiness,

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16 Jan 2018

When A Country’s Towns & Villages Face Extinction

It is predicted that 896 towns and villages across Japan will no longer be viable

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25 Aug 2017

Why Suburban Tensions & Inequality Will Drive Infrastructure Innovation

The global trend towards suburbanisation and suburbanisms (meaning suburban ways of life) has an important infrastructure dimension. In

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15 Aug 2017

Aussie Cities Needs To Amp Up Its Regional Transport Aims

In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still

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19 Jun 2017

Temporary Cities In The Desert, A Model Of Human Respect For Earth?

On the alkali flats of north-western Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, the featureless yellow-packed playa (desert

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15 Jun 2017

The Darker Side Of Liveable Cities Like Sydney

Sydney is frequently placed in the top ten of global “liveability” rankings. But despite the

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06 Jun 2017

Living Off The Edge In A City Mall Where Design Fuels Conflict

There are few more telling signs of conflict in urban spaces than calls to send

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09 May 2017

We Are Finally Realising Smart In Cities Is Not Just About Tech

Australia, one of the world’s most urbanised nations, is looking to up its investment in

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05 May 2017

Smarter Cities May Very Well Be Slower Cities For True Urban Soul

Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings.

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24 Apr 2017

How Murals Helped Turn A Declining Community Around

The inner-city district of Shandon, Ireland, has a history that dates back to medieval times.

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03 Apr 2017

Poor Urban Planning, Poor Urban Life. Simple.

Modern urban planning first came about to improve industrial cities that had become unsafe, unhealthy

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20 Mar 2017

Airport Privatisations Have Put Profit Before Public Safety And Good Planning

The plane crash at Essendon Airport last week shows the folly of allowing runways to

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13 Mar 2017

Beaches Of Relaxation Turn Into Beaches Of Frustration

Picture this. It’s a beautiful sunny day. You arrive on the beach, find yourself a

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03 Mar 2017

To Be Smart About Cities, Have The Future In Mind

Smart cities create a symbiosis between information, the Internet of Things and technologies to make

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30 Jan 2017

Forget The Gym. A City Must Be A Playground For Health.

When Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, arguably the “father of gymnastics” and the inventor of the horizontal

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10 Jan 2017

Even The Ancients Cared About Heritage Buildings Before Reinventing Them

In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear

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06 Dec 2016

Why Our Cities Need To Go On A Resource Diet

Cities are the epicentres of human activity. They cover less than 2% of the earth’s

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13 Oct 2016

Create To Regenerate : Cities Tap Into Talent For Urban Renewal

The creative industries – ranging from game development to architecture, media, design and the arts

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03 Oct 2016

Technology For Car Convenience At The Cost Of Pedestrian Casualties

One pedestrian is killed every two days on Australia’s roads, the majority in metropolitan areas.

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04 Aug 2016

Renewing City To Core With Arts School, From Sydney And Beyond

National Art School (NAS) interim director Michael Lynch has committed to defending its continued independence

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11 Jul 2016

Urban Urban … Not. The Drama Of Interconnected Cities Unfolds.

Are humans now an “urban species”? Do we now live in an “Urban Age”? To understand

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16 Jun 2016

Some Services Simply Needs Government & Cannot Be Privatized

The New South Wales government is set to privatise its land-titling services. This decision may

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08 Jun 2016

Aussie’s 2016 Election Has Different Tone & Priority Than USA’s

Rural and regional Australia is a big place. That’s obvious enough. Still, it’s easy to

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03 Jun 2016

It Is Obvious To Begin With, Cities Are First & Foremost For People

The federal government’s recently released Smart Cities Plan is built on three pillars: smart investment,

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30 May 2016

Watch Suburbia Morph Into Green Squares In Cities Near You

The suburbs were the urban living format that defined Australian cities in the 20th century.

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24 May 2016

Why A Privileged Sub-Urban Core For Sydney Will Destroy Its Soul

The New South Wales government is imposing an anti-urban legislative and development agenda on Sydney.

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17 May 2016

Why & How Perth Is Testing If Its Strategy Is Really Working

City planning has many approaches that have been used to enable better economic, social and

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16 May 2016

Getting Lost (Safely) Is Part Of The Fun & Smarts Of ‘Smart’ Cities

The internet has reached our cities. A smart city is optimised for efficiency, productivity and

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15 Apr 2016

The Promise Of City Scale Government As It Should Be

For residents of Australia’s cities, federalism means state governments have the right to assert what

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12 Apr 2016

Making Your Cities More Beautiful With Living Heritage

Architects, urban planners and government policymakers often aspire to make Australian cities more like Copenhagen.

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17 Feb 2016

The Anti-Patterns Of The Digitally Connected City

Popular visions of the “smart city” promise that with digital technology the power of the

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03 Feb 2016

Why We Have Ruined Nature In Cities Too Much

The federal environment and acting cities minister, Greg Hunt, on Tuesday pledged to increase the

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21 Jan 2016

Why Old Ways Of Getting Around Cities Is Clashing With Current Realities

Cities are complex systems. One visible artery of the city is traffic – the cluster

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20 Jan 2016

Minimum Parking Slot Per Building Is Bad For Cities, Simply Bad

Ottawa’s 90-second PSA concisely outlines the damage of a policy set in the past. Of

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13 Jan 2016

Why Modern Cities Kills Nightingale’s Song

The Commons apartment building in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has won swags of

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