Like many great men, the legacy of Ghana's independence hero is not uncontested.
Local planning rules have prevailed in a long-running dispute over a proposed Gold Coast quarry that threatened the amenity of nearby residents and koalas.
The main winner of Commonwealth Games 2018 is ... the City of Gold Coast.
Behind the built-up glitz of Surfers Paradise lies a deep history that has been written and overwritten in successive layers that have become thinner and thinner as time goes on.
The Gold Coast is mostly relying on existing assets, and most refurbishments and extensions were completed long before the Games, meaning the community has been able to use these facilities.
Events like the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony present history as a simplistic story of progress and reconciliation.
The consumption of sport has already changed dramatically, and esports in major competitions is the next step.
Scenes of sand, sea and skyscrapers will add a glitzy veneer to an Old Empire at play.
Preparations for next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are pushing homeless people out of town, and out of the state. Sadly, that's not unusual for events of this sort.
The light rail project pushed up property values within 800 metres of the stations by over 30% from 1996 to 2016. Gains on this scale offer a potential source of finance for public transport.
Investing in staging sport is ultimately a matter of turning the entire host environment into a stage.
Conflicts over coastal areas have largely been between development and preserving what makes these attractive places to live. Rising sea levels are now complicating our relationship with the coast.
Recently published research has found that the concentration of poorer people in hotter places is a real problem for cities' capacity to cope with climate change.
In the dying days of empire, the British financed a global cinema service.
With foresight, we can steer our cities closer to the future we want instead of the futures we fear.
In Australia, a small but growing cadre of residents is experimenting with hacktivism in planning. Giving a voice to real people living in everyday places can help ensure planning meets public needs.
The Turnbull government seems to have lifted Abbott's moratorium on rail funding, but giving light rail to every city that wants it will take some clever strategies to woo private investors.
Light rail is good for cities, but it's also expensive, which is why many Australian cities have opted for buses instead. But there is a way to get top-drawer public transport using private dollars.
Our study found that 8% of the 1,684 elite Australian athletes we surveyed said they had used at least one of six illicit drugs – including ecstasy, cocaine and cocaine – over the previous year.
Queensland’s Liberal National government has made law and order – particularly its anti-bikie laws – a key part of its re-election pitch. The government recently claimed that “Criminal Gang laws (are…