Chinatown Haymarket has emerged as an evolving site where Asian urban modernity is introduced into Sydney.
Ultimately, most regulatory interventions in nightlife precincts are about imposing particular ideas of social and moral order not only within these spaces but also in the city more broadly.
While planning policies and practices have contributed to marginalising Indigenous people, planners can now work with them to ensure they have their rightful say in shaping Australian communities.
The NDIS is set to reshape Australian cities. But to achieve meaningful participation of people with disabilities, urban communities and services will also need to take action.
When the city centre was revitalised in the 1990s, homeless people were pushed out. With homelessness rising today, it's important to recognise the links between urban development and displacement.
Sydney's LGBTQI heartland has moved and changed over time, but the importance of urban space to queer communities remains a constant.
Security in cities can make some people feel safe while excluding others. New ways of planning and policing public space are needed to ensure cities are safe and accessible for all.
Casual sport can help communities thrive. But for many of Australia's most marginal communities, it's becoming harder to find a place to play.