News & Views

05
Feb
Could California’s suburban Shopping Centers Be a Housing Fix?
A trio of bills propose plugging the state’s huge housing gap with commercial-to-residential conversions of strip malls. New research suggests it could work. From Bloomberg City Lab 0 Comments
04
Feb
Cities and regions are betting that working from home is the next big thing in economic development.
After decades of expert predictions that technological change would reshape the nature of employment, in just ten months the Covid-19 economic shutdowns have made full-time corporate employment from home a reality for tens of millions of American workers. Just how many of these workers will remain employed at home after 0 Comments
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04
Feb
ABS data confirms a city exodus during COVID, with biggest internal migration loss on record
It’s official. Australia’s capital cities really have been losing people in record numbers during COVID. But will tree changers stay put in the country, or flock back to the big smoke? Provisional internal migration data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the nation’s capital cities had a net loss 0 Comments
03
Feb
Infrastructure holding back regions and outer suburbs
The Select Committee on Regional Australia has released research which identifies infrastructure inadequacies in everything from bandwidth to hsopitals as a deterrent to more people taking their work to regional and outer suburban areas. The In Queensland story can be read via this link: https://inqld.com.au/statewide/2021/02/03/give-me-land-lots-of-land-but-tree-changers-want-a-secure-job-first/ 0 Comments
22
Jan
How the Irish are preparing for a remote working world
The Irish Government aren’t waiting for Lady Luck, they are already preparing a range of policy and tax measures in recognition of the profound changes that Covid has made to work and where we do it. These include the creation of a conducive environment, leveraging infrastructure, tax and expenses, addressing 0 Comments
21
Jan
Developers Prep for Melbourne’s Newest Suburb Pakenham East
Lendlease, Satterley and Parklea are about to move into Pakenham East the first of six new suburbs to be fast-tracked in Melbourne. The three developers will soon be able to submit applications following approval of the precinct structure plan and infrastructure contributions plans. Pakenham East is one of six major 0 Comments
21
Jan
Parramatta Grows as Leading Legal, Business Hub
Parramatta is home to the second-largest legal and justice precinct in Greater Sydney behind the Sydney CBD. However, there is a large gap—only 6 per cent of NSW barristers are located in Parramatta, while there are just 1,000 legal jobs compared to 16,000 in the CBD. There are a number 0 Comments
11
Jan
Are Suburbs the New Cities? Exploring the Future of Suburban Development in the United States
Suburbs as we know them are changing forever. Partially exacerbated by the effects of the pandemic, residents are leaving cities in droves in search of more favorable living conditions where more space, privacy, and affordability offers what some consider to be a more comfortable lifestyle. But as time goes on, and 0 Comments
07
Jan
These Tech Companies Are Paying Workers the Same Rates Across U.S.
Tech workers and employers alike are beginning to question location-focused pay scales. A handful of companies are moving to abandon them altogether. In setting pay without regard for location, tech companies including Reddit Inc. and Zillow Group Inc. are making a potentially expensive gamble to retain talent and gain a hiring edge. 0 Comments
02
Jan
The age of suburbia
“Mr. Covid has been the best city and regional planner Australia has ever had. The suburbs will shine and regions will grow. Maybe we should forget about big city infrastructure projects for a while and spend it on our future resilient communities where people look out for each other.” So 0 Comments