News & Views

24
Nov
Regional Australia’s time has come – planning for growth is now vital
Australian governments have always wanted thriving regional cities, but policy innovations with this goal in mind have a bad history. Planned well, regional cities have huge potential to generate national economic growth while improving livability and sustainable development. Governments want strong economies, diverse job opportunities and growing populations in regional cities. The Commonwealth’s City Deals and Smart 0 Comments
Steve De Nys
24
Nov
The distributed workplace: what’s driving demand for suburban workplaces?
The Suburban Alliance commissioned research in late 2020 to understand what was driving companies to explore potential suburban locations, and what their list of requirements was like. This ABC Radio by Rebecca Levingstone with Suburban Alliance director Steve de Nys explores the subject. Link to listen here. Interview starts at 0 Comments
19
Nov
Australia’s largest greenfield CBD project secures a $2.5 billion commitment
Maroochydore City Centre’s shovel ready CBD redevelopment is set for acceleration under a new development agreement with one of Australia’s leading private property groups. The landmark agreement between Sunshine Coast Council, SunCentral Maroochydore Pty Ltd and Walker Corporation will see Walker Corporation invest $2.5 billion into the project. The CBD 0 Comments
16
Nov
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
11
Nov
A Defense of the Suburbs
An architect immerses himself in residential production housing to learn why people like it—and what it can teach Americans about the future of urban design. Read the pre-pademic story here 0 Comments
11
Nov
Revenge of the Suburbs
Suburbia was never as bad as anyone said it was. Now it’s looking even better. Read the article in The Atlantic Magazine 0 Comments
11
Nov
The Persistent Economic Advantage of America’s Suburbs: A new study finds that suburban neighborhoods outperform urban ones across the board.
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 of gentrification. The 0 Comments
11
Nov
The Office Space Apocalypse
What if they reopened the office and nobody came? This scenario is not as far-fetched as many believe. The office may not be dead, but its post-COVID future, particularly in big cities, may look more like a medieval-style arrangement than the buzzing, super dense science fiction vision from The Jetsons. Joel 0 Comments
suburban renewal
05
Nov
SEQ SUBURBAN PRECINCTS: confidence in market recovery
South East Queensland’s suburban office market has demonstrated remarkable resilience in 2020, with a new survey highlighting the underlying confidence in the state’s economic recovery, plans for growth, and their top policy priorities. Graystone’s inaugural South East Queensland Urban Precincts Report surveyed 105 tenants across its three Business Technology Precincts 0 Comments
22
Oct
Waterman expands into Eastland mall
Flexible space provider Waterman Business Centres is expanding its footprint in shopping malls, with plans to open a facility at the Eastland shopping centre in suburban Melbourne next year. Australian Financial Review story here 0 Comments