A proposed High Speed Rail connecting Melbourne with Sydney and Brisbane is getting favourable press, but what are the hurdles?
There appears to be a route for a fully gravitational aqueduct with an ideal gradient of 1:5000.
Barnaby Joyce proceeded with the project without allocating one cent of government funds to it. This means that his in-depth commitment to it has been Nil. It was simply a vote getting stunt.
If it were on a strategic plan with construction anticipated to commence several decades from now it would make a lot more sense.
What's it going to take to reignite the demand for Brisbane CBD offices?
Although there’s never been a strong tradition of cycling in Australia's capitals like there is in many European cities, the availability of battery powered bicycles and scooters is potentially a game-changer.
The start of the year is an opportune time to take a big-picture view of the state of passenger transport in Australia’s major urban areas. The key challenge for policy-makers is to
Author and urbanist Richard Florida in The Creative Class more or less defined the case for lavish inner urban investment as central to attracting and retaining talent.
The figures released by the Federal Government show an economy increasingly reliant on jobs growth in two major cities, but not in the city centres of those cities.
How should a ‘population’ policy relate to our major urban and regional centres? Where is the public consultation?
For the last 14 years car travel in Melbourne grew slower than both population and public transport travel, but it's still increasing in absolute terms.
Because we live and work in largely randomized locations across cities, a focus on urban productivity needs to acknowledge this reality and try to create transport systems that cater for the majority of commuters