Shared electric scooters appeal as a way to cover that awkward distance between public transport stops and your destination. But first e-scooter operators must solve the littering and dumping problem.
Much of the innovation in providing social housing is coming from community housing providers around the country. And it's desperately needed given the state of housing inequality in Australia.
Australia has yet to properly acknowledge that the Sustainable Development Goals aren't just an issue for other countries. The problems that demand our attention are much closer to home.
Australia has had an 80% increase in cyclist deaths in 2017-18. With drivers at fault in most collisions, their attitude and behaviour should be the main targets for change.
Children growing up in the most disadvantaged suburbs also lack the social opportunities to develop skills and aspirations that would improve their prospects in life.
People living with the change and uncertainty of this century need flexible and adaptable housing. Here we look at a couple of examples of what's possible.
To maximise the benefits and limit the costs, the use of autonomous vehicles should be pooled and their access to the city restricted.
It's still mostly a case of 'buyer beware' when it comes to finding out about a property. But many buyers feel they should be told if, for example, it was the scene of a violent murder.
Every year, our big cities vie for global liveability honours. But as well as differences between the cities, liveability varies widely within them, leaving plenty of work to be done.
The Productivity Commission neglected the impact of housing costs. After allowing for these costs, the top 10% of households' average disposable income grew at 2.7 times the rate of the bottom 10%.
As Melbourne's population hits 5 million, it's a reminder that growing cities must make much better use of vacant and underused land to meet the urgent need for affordable housing.
A national survey shows councils know much of the housing in their local areas isn't affordable. But providing affordable housing is not a priority because they see it as being beyond their means.
We wear our surroundings like a cloak. Lower-income communities often live in environments that discourage healthy, outdoor activities. This perpetuates their poorer health and traps them in poverty.
Urban policies are based on assumptions of a "normal household" and what buildings for it should look like. So this research project explored how people feel about children in high-density housing.
In Canberra you can build on land you don't own, and it's cheaper.
Popular as gondolas in ski-fields around the world, cable cars, aerial trams, wires or ropeways are increasingly used for mass transit in progressive cities. Is this the future for Australian cities?
As the number of older people is expected to double by 2050 in most countries, architects are exploring how existing housing stocks could be turned into affordable shared retirement homes.
Busting congestion requires some creativity - and evidence-based methods. Here are four of these.
We need to consider why transport infrastructure is so controversial, and how politicians can ensure they have the public's trust when making announcements for all transport projects.
Turnbull put in place the City Deals program in 2015 - aiming to create better partnerships between all levels of government. Some projects are underway, but we need more than just partnerships.
What's your risk of dying if you cycle to work, versus the health benefits? What about walking, or driving, or catching a train? Here are the risks and benefits.
Men spend, on average, around 60 seconds in a toilet, while women spend 90. This is for many reasons, including biology. This leads to a bottleneck that keeps women waiting around to use the loo.
Australian bridges are generally safe, but we don't have transparent information about how often they're inspected or maintained.
Many people think a population policy is about control – like the one-child policy in China, for instance. But modern population policies are about population-well-being.
In the digital age, libraries got creative about how to translate services they've always offered into new formats. And they've transformed their spaces to have a variety of community uses.