When food trucks start rolling up, developers usually aren’t far behind.
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Ethnic food is cheap, and it appeals to adventurous eaters. Real estate agents and investors have caught on.
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In 1989, Newcastle was hit by Australia’s deadliest earthquake, but high-rise development in the city’s CBD has continued nonetheless. Australia needs a consistent planning code for earthquake risk.
Hundreds of trees have been felled along Nairobi’s Uhuru and Waiyaki highways to make space for a new expressway.
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Nairobi harbours all the ingredients for zoonotic spillover to occur between animals and people, particularly in the most densely populated areas of the city.
People walking next to traffic in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
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African city planners need to promote inclusive cities where residents are not captive walkers but walk because it is accessible, safe and pleasurable to do so.
Colombo with the Port City development in the distance.
In Athens, Colombo and London, Chinese investment is transforming urban space.
Brisbane’s inner southern suburbs.
Brisbane City wants to preserve backyards, but they account for much of the open space lost to development under policies that also aim to increase housing density in existing urban areas.
People who now cannot afford to live in city centres due to rent hikes, as well as new immigrants, have been moving to the suburbs.
The federal government has ordered a national koala audit, but the animals are notoriously difficult to detect. But accurately counting koalas is critical to saving them.
Efforts to build wealth for Black Americans could focus on property ownership.
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Some calls to resolve racial inequities in the US have raised an idea with roots more than a century old: community land trusts to assemble property for the benefit of Black Americans.
We might have had a glimpse of new ways of urban living, but history offers a note of caution. Lasting change depends on us applying technology and taking deliberate action to seize this opportunity.
A high-speed rail network in Australia would create many benefits by reshaping cities and regional communities along its route.
Digital communications could be a force for greater local democracy in urban planning and development, but many councils use the technologies in ways that mirror traditional consultation.
One of the entry points to San Roque, with a makeshift guard shelter on the left.
Besides battling the coronavirus pandemic, San Roque residents have long been locked in a bigger struggle for their very survival as a community in the face of home demolitions and relocations.
Apartments house one in ten Australians, including a higher share of low-income households than other housing types. A new study identifies why some high-density neighbourhoods work better than others.
Jack Mundey fought to preserve heritage sites all his life, including the Sirius Building in 2016.
Jack Mundey fought to save Australia’s urban and environmental heritage. An architect of green bans, his lifelong efforts empowered citizens to assert their right to keep the heritage of their city.
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In reacting to the pandemic, architecture can reclaim its impact by conceding its loss of connection with public health, looking beyond Western thinking for its references.
Inner Melbourne alone has lost 2,000 street trees to major developments within a decade. Losing tree cover makes it even more difficult for our cities to cope with an increasingly tough climate.
Visitors to Dubai are drawn to its carefully created and recreated urban precincts, but placemaking in this city helps sugercoat the reality of autocratic rule.
A resident sits inside a styrofoam box as he wades through a flooded area in Jakarta in early January.
Indonesia’s capital Jakarta will face escalating flood costs by 2050.
The Crown Casino rising over the Barangaroo precinct on Sydney Harbor was approved without a competitive tender or public planning assessments.
Overseas, city-shaping mega-projects are generally overseen by local government, but in Australia state governments often step in and exclude council and community representatives from the process.