News & Views

22
Feb
The American City’s Long Road to Recovery
The promise of a new urban future lies before us, one that recalls the pattern of dispersed, self-governing, and vital cities that Tocqueville praised in the 1830s, and which existed in America till the middle of the last century.11 It will feature a progression of different urban types: elegant, walkable core cities, 0 Comments
17
Feb
Revitalising our cities – let’s really mean it
Just four years ago, growth areas received only 13% of federal infrastructure, while they generated 35% of population growth and 25% of jobs growth. Recent infrastructure investment by State and Federal governments has started to improve on the shocking growth areas infrastructure deficit (20% less than other metropolitan areas), but 0 Comments
11
Feb
Moreton council votes on jaw-dropping $40 billion development plan
An ambitious plan to more than double the Moreton economy to $40 billion over the next 20 years was formally endorsed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council this month, paving the way for an influx of new developments, investments and jobs to the area. MBRC Mayor Peter Flannery described the 0 Comments
09
Feb
Chris Bowen urges Labor to ‘listen to the suburbs’
Chris Bowen has urged Labor to “hear the anger and share the anger” of its traditional working- and middle-class constituency in suburbs across Australia, many of whom have voted for the Coalition and right-wing populists in recent decades, or face more years in the political wilderness. Story from The Australian 0 Comments
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