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Entries from October 28th, 2015

Metro governance and planning

October 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Cities, Government, Planning reform

By Bill Randolph, Director, City Futures Research Centre. This a revised version of an address given at the Cities Roundtable with the Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, Melbourne School of Design. The way in which our cities are governed is probably the most critical issue in determining how well we collectively respond to […]

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Don’t fear boarding houses: they’re probably not what you think

October 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Housing, Housing supply, Social housing

By Edgar Liu and Ryan van den Nouwelant. Originally published at The Conversation.   A recent application for an eight-room boarding house in the leafy north Sydney suburb of Cromer attracted over 800 objections from residents and the school community. Proponents of the project, including governments, may be tempted to dismiss these residents as NIMBYs […]

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URMO: principles for public space-making to support human health

October 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Planning reform, Public space, Wellbeing

By Susan Thompson, Professor of Planning and Associate Director (City Wellbeing), City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, and Peter McCue, Executive Officer, NSW Premier’s Council for Active Living (PCAL). A version of this post was published in New Planner, the journal of the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division). Planners have a key role in creating meaningful and […]

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