How people conceive of their city’s future is important in shaping how the city’s future unfolds.
With foresight, we can steer our cities closer to the future we want instead of the futures we fear.
Glenn Lazarus and former MP Pauline Hanson are competing for every PUP vote to win a Queensland Senate seat.
Mick Tsikas/Dan Peled/AAP
One in 20 Australians voted for the Palmer United Party in 2013. Their votes will be crucial again – especially in Queensland, where ex-PUP senator Glenn Lazarus could be replaced by Pauline Hanson.
The Southeast Queensland Regional Plan’s revision will include engagement of the community.
A long-term plan can’t properly underpin a vision without engaging many of Southeast Queensland's stakeholders and visitors or without the use of appropriate futures methods.
There’s a good reason why we find ourselves unable to move sometimes when we’re afraid.
Freezing might have psychological benefits. Many people who “freeze” report little or no memory of the trauma.
Reigning World Cup winners Germany will prove hard to beat at this year’s European football championships.
Based on goals scored at the 2014 World Cup, goals emerge when teams develop small and rapid passing networks comprising only a few players.
The Solomon Islands are low-lying and vulnerable to changes in sea level.
Sea levels are rising faster in the Solomon Islands – and send a warning for the rest of the world.
Sarah Kanake and her brother Charlie.
Characters with Down syndrome are extremely rare in novels and rarer still are stories written from their point of view. But people with disabilities have an equal right to belong in narrative fiction.
Zaha Hadid’s ongoing Australian projects and draft designs will attract plenty of attention in the future.
London Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid. Artur Salisz
Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, who died last week, had three projects on the go in Australia. Will there be a surge of interest in her work - as has happened to other architects who have died prematurely?
The site of the hillfort of Vugala, northern Viti Levu island (Fiji). This was one of many hillforts in the area – home to a few hundred people according to reports from the 1840s – that were probably established around AD 1400 in response to conflict resulting from a food crisis that had come about as a result of an enduring fall in sea level.
Rising seas are one of the major concerns of Pacific Island nations, and looking at past sea-level change can help understand the future.
Netflix is spending big on original content to attract new users around the world.
The success of original series TV is opening up new opportunities for producers, owners and audiences.
It’s not always a bad thing to lie to your kids.
Stories about Santa can help to develop imagination, so there’s nothing wrong with bringing a little joyful magic into your child’s life.
In the absence of content quotas, the broadcaster’s children’s offerings seem vulnerable to cuts.
We know the ABC is facing tough times, given the decision last year to cut its budget by A$254 million over five years. But how hard are those cuts falling on locally-produced children's TV?
The makers of GPS devices are among the many factors and actors whose role in road safety has not been fully considered.
The focus is on reducing the “fatal five” behaviours that cause road trauma: speeding, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts, fatigue and driving while distracted.
“Mummy, I can’t do my homework!” Time for you to step in?
Completing your child's homework can protect them from failure – a key part of the learning process.
FIFA, world football’s governing body, continues to be embroiled in scandal.
The recent untoward behaviours in sport are not limited to athletes alone. Rather, there are allegations of corruption throughout sports systems.
Weapons and flames: this ‘dream car’ design by teenagers doesn’t include any safety features.
Teenagers are more interested in gadgets and flashy desig in their first car than they are about safety features. So how do we make them think safety is important?
The reefs of Indonesia - part of the Coral Triangle - could lose many of their species thanks to climate change.
How will climate change affect life in the oceans? New research shows that the answer is likely good and bad.
Research found children with autism understand social cues when prompted, but they usually choose not to interact.
People with autism spectrum disorder don't get the same benefits from socialising with other people. So why force them to with methods that aren't true to life anyway?
All female athletes in a study reported bullying as a major challenge despite not being asked about it.
New research has found talented adolescent female athletes are bullied for their successes by their school peers.
It’s not always better together.
Children with special needs aren't necessarily always better in mainstream schools.