18 Apr 2018

Robot Cities: Three Urban Prototypes For Future Living

Before I started working on real-world robots, I wrote about their fictional and historical ancestors.

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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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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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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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22 Feb 2017

A Smart City Is, Because Its People Are.

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How

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26 Jan 2017

Hukou: Urban Xenophobia Is Nothing New And Is Still With Us

In recent years, China has gained a global reputation for its juggernaut economy and breathtaking

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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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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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15 Jun 2016

Stop Detaching A City’s Life & Fate With The Planet’s

Back in the 1960s, the influential urban planner and journalist Jane Jacobs put American cities

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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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23 May 2016

Urban Density: An Oversimplified Concept That Endanger Our Future

In debates about urban density, we often find comments about buildings being too tall or

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19 May 2016

Not All Ills Of Urban Consolidation Is As Ugly As Media Reports

Neighbourhoods as “battlefields”, “sardine city”, traditional suburbs as “threatened species” and urban hubs as the

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16 May 2016

A Fun & Vibrant City Simply Has More Festivals

Last year the Institute of Museum and Library Services offered a catchy statistic: the United

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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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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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29 Oct 2015

Liveable Cities : Who Decides What That Means And How We Achieve It

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has created a new ministry for cities and the built environment.

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16 Oct 2015

When Will Federal Government Get Cities And Urban Policy

The appointment of a federal minister for cities and the built environment is a signal

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