Suburban agenda gains momentum in Victoria
The better cities = better suburbs movement is coming to Melbourne with not-for-profit group Suburban Alliance appointing Mr Rob Burgess as Victorian director and releasing a report Suburbia on the Rise. The Suburban Alliance was started in Brisbane and has experienced strong success in Queensland putting a number of suburban projects 0 Comments
Brisbane suburbs focus of new marketing and photo campaign
The Suburban Alliance have joined forces with the Committee for Brisbane to launch a photo competition to find iconic imagery of Brisbane suburbs that showcases the true beauty of our city. Suburban Alliance director and former CEO of Brisbane Marketing (2001-04) Ross Elliot said most of the images used to 0 Comments
What will our cities look like post COVID-19?
World leading urbanist and author Joel Kotkin recently spoke exclusively to Suburban Alliance Director Guy Gibson about what our cities – and America will look like post COVID-19 Click the video below to see the highlights and sign up to login and watch the whole interview HERE 0 Comments
Exclusive content coming soon… “Cities post COVID”
The The New York Times called him “America’s uber geographer.” Prolific author on cities and demography, USA based Joel Kotkin shares his thoughts on cities in a post covid world with The Suburban Alliance director Guy Gibson. Exclusive online interview is available now from our events section Please sign up as a members and login to see 0 Comments
Help us, help you! 5min Survey
The Suburban Alliance has launched a survey to identify Brisbane’s top 10 suburban renewal opportunities. We need your help! We want to hear from people that live and work in Brisbane’s suburbs about the suburbs that are most in need infrastructure upgrades, funding and support. Please complete the survey ( 0 Comments
The Persistent Economic Advantage of America’s Suburbs
Richard Florida, CityLab The rise of the city and the decline of the suburbs has emerged as a common meme in recent years. The young, the educated, and the affluent have come streaming back to the urban core, driving up rents, driving out the poor, and giving rise to patterns 0 Comments
High-Amenity Districts Create a Happier, Healthier, and More Reciprocal Civil Society
Ryan Streeter, City Journal In their influential 1977 essay, “To Empower People”, Peter Berger and Richard John Neuhaus proposed that four mediating structures were essential for a healthy and prosperous democratic society: neighborhoods, families, congregations, and voluntary associations. These types of associational institutions create environments in which people care for 0 Comments
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s comments about San Francisco are a warning sign for the city’s tech scene
Sharing a recent CNBC article by Ari Levy: “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told investors this week that the company will be more distributed because “our concentration in San Francisco is not serving us any longer.” While Dorsey hasn’t said how and where it will hire, the software industry has been 0 Comments
Suburbs Are Urban Places Too
Laura Vaughan, CityLab Scholar and author Peter Ackroyd argues that suburbs have complex urban qualities, but they are poorly understood. While both urban and rural studies have long thrived, the academic study of suburbs is still a relatively new field—despite the fact that, as Ackroyd has claimed, suburbs are as 0 Comments
Suburbanites are actually more diverse and socially engaged than city counterparts
The suburbs have long been criticized by such scholars as Kenneth Jackson and Robert Putnam, as well as Jane Jacobs, as places of isolation but AEI’s Survey on Community and Society debunks the myth that city living is more social and diverse. In an article published on New Geography by a 0 Comments