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The Political Economy of the Compact City: the Story from Perth

April 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Cities, Government, Housing supply, Planning, Planning reform, Transport

After enjoying great economic prosperity during the mining boom, Perth now finds itself grappling with the challenges of pursuing a compact city agenda in a more financially precarious era.  The effects of this new era are already emerging; for example, while the high-profile Elizabeth Quay waterfront redevelopment opened recently, some of its associated private development […]

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Big Data and Smart Cities

November 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Cities

I am a new Research Fellow at the City Futures Research Centre (CFRC) in UNSW, and cannot think of a better time to start, as it is the Centre’s 10 year celebration. The week of activities with academic, government, industry and community partners at the Royal Mint in Sydney CBD was a time for looking […]

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