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Entries from August 29th, 2016

The 30 Minute City (part 2): challenges and opportunities in Western Sydney

August 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Cities, Government, Guest appearance, Housing, Planning, Social housing, Transport, Wellbeing

By Kerry Robinson, General Manager, Blacktown City Council. This is the second of a two-part series adapted from presentations to the Planning Institute of Australia mid-winter breakfast on the 30 minute city; see part 1 by Professor Susan Thompson, City Futures Research Centre. Blacktown City is 20-22 km across and home to 348,000 people, 111,000 jobs […]

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The 30 Minute City (part 1): opportunities and challenges

August 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Cities, Planning, Transport, Wellbeing

By Susan Thompson, City Wellbeing Program, City Futures Research Centre. At a recent mid-winter Planning Institute of Australia breakfast Kerry Robinson, General Manager Blacktown City Council, and I considered the ‘30 minute city’ following the launch of then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘Smart Cities Plan’ at the National Cities Summit. The 30 minute city is […]

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Art, Literature and the Census

August 1st, 2016 · No Comments · Demographics

By Alison Taylor, Demographer, City Futures Research Centre. Did you know that the Census has inspired art works and literature? With the 2016 Census rapidly approaching (just 11 sleeps away, the ABS told me today 29 July), I’ve found myself wondering how did we get here? What is the history of the Census in Australia? […]

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