Rail and other public transport infrastructure could receive more funding from the new Turnbull government.
Jamie Briggs talks to Michelle Grattan about his new portfolio, the policy pivot away from just roads toward other infrastructure projects like public transport, and much more.
Superannuation savings are the target of an idea that refuses to go away.
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Allowing first home buyers to tap their super would worsen housing affordability, leave many people with less to retire on, and cost taxpayers in the long run.
It can be difficult to imagine that the antiquities in our museums were once a part of vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Let our expert take you on a tour of three cities to rival today's global hubs.
Federal governments have traditionally struggled to develop a coherent view for our cities.
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For the first time, both major parties have a cities portfolio in their front bench team. With a few more changes, the government could create a structure that will really get to grips with urban issues.
Motivation to act: Beijing pollution.
A summit between officials from the US and China on climate change underscores the crucial role cities need to play in meeting national carbon-emission goals.
The evidence is in: cars are a risk to public health, and we need to find alternatives.
Having all your green in one place or not has been taxing urban planners for some time.
Reconciliation by Josefina de Vasconcellos at Coventry Cathedral, first conceived in the aftermath of the war.
Despite big hopes for rebuilding Coventry's manufacturing heart after the Blitz, the tale of Hillfields became one of sad decline.
A new study has produced puzzling results about how the environment affects men's and women's mental health.
The blast site at Tianjin.
The history of a city that went up in flames.
Metropolis: imagining the cities of the future.
A new form of research is needed to bring us the cities of the future.
In Australia, public transport has to play catch-up constrained by an urban form designed by and for the car.
There are a number of reasons why Australia’s public transport systems seem shoddy compared to other countries. But these reasons bring into question the validity of such comparisons.
Levees in New Orleans were unable to prevent flooding during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Delta cities in both rich and poor countries face uphill, and potentially costly, battle in containing risk from flooding.
The bird cage in Beijing: ready for its next close-up.
People are increasingly expressing worries over the environmental impact of Olympic Games but for every London, there's a Sochi -- or another Beijing.
A defence of La Défense, and other towering architecture across the globe.
Melburnians love their trees, and for good reason.
The fact that we have embraced the notion of emailing a tree is no surprise. We have been passionate about trees in cities for a long time.
Chicago has encouraged green roofs to reduce water runoff and energy consumption in buildings.
Mayors from the around the world are at the Vatican to discuss climate change, a global issue that's proving to be most effectively addressed at the local level.
Nigeria’s plans for a new modern city need to be boosted so that they deliver a metropolis like the Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi.
Rather than just becoming a financial venture, the Eko Atlantic experiment can be carried further at no extra cost to become the hub to transform good governance in Nigeria and West Africa.
Raise the (Thames) Barriers!
With the sea level set to rise up to 1m by 2100, cities around the world must adapt, if they're to avoid disaster.
Retrofitting old or cheap houses with earthquake protection is often expensive and laborious. What if we could save whole streets at a time?