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When the Hawke-Keating Government in 1991 announced the Better Cities program to revitalise previously run down (mostly inner city) areas, it was the New Farm–Teneriffe area identified by then Brisbane Lord Mayor Jim Soorley as one ripe for renewal.
by Ross Elliott - 21/05/2021 - 2 comments
Many Australian CBDs continue to languish, with major CBDs only at from one third to two thirds of their pre-pandemic occupancy levels, despite the end of lockdowns and the lifting of many restrictions.
by Ross Elliott - 28/04/2021 - 6 comments
What I have issue with, is people, who push the case for rail transport to the point of advocating projects that clearly have no hope of ever being economic.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 23/04/2021 - 50 comments
Environmentalism, complete with fear of global-warming (a modern day reincarnation of Hell?), has now established itself as a major religion in developed countries.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 1/02/2021 - 33 comments
Mr. Covid has been the best city and regional planner Australia has ever had. The suburbs will shine and regions will grow.
by Ross Elliott - 5/01/2021 - 5 comments
A hero in Namibian history, Presgrave should be recognised and remembered by Australians too
by Peter Curson - 28/09/2020 - 2 comments
The doyen of city planning, Jane Jacobs, was not herself a trained town planner, nor was she a university graduate.
by Ross Elliott - 23/09/2020 - 3 comments
One of the first things to understand about our recent rates of actual and predicted future population growth is that they have been extraordinary in terms of the actual numbers and also in terms of the rate (speed) of growth.
by Ross Elliott - 21/08/2020 - 21 comments
In the pursuit of suburban and regional renewal, have we fallen into the trap of thinking this is a responsibility for local governments?
by Ross Elliott - 12/08/2020 - 8 comments
The 1950s era mass-produced housing development has been pilloried by designers, new urbanists, smart growthers and creative classists from the US to Europe to Australia.
by Ross Elliott - 19/06/2020 - 9 comments
After COVID, the three main parties offer divergent economic and energy policies. But very similar population policies. Already, mass migration or 'Big Australia' has been passed down through six LibLab prime ministers. And looks set to resume, ASAP.
by Stephen Saunders - 19/06/2020 - 28 comments
there are numerous reasons why constitutional monarchy has been, is, and will be the best form of government
by Greg Bondar - 8/06/2020 - 11 comments

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