cities

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As cities scramble to house a rapidly growing population, urban planners will need to harness big data and new technologies to design for the future.

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International urbanists and digital experts will gather at the first Australia-India Smart Cities workshop this week to discuss how our major cities can harness technology and big data to function more efficiently.

cemetery

The lifespans of existing cemeteries in major Australian cities are severely limited so we need to consider our burial options before available spaces are exhausted, write Kate Ryan and Christine Steinmetz.

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Our bumper Summer issue looks at the future of Sydney, a city beautiful one day, infuriating the next. What will it take to make Sydney smarter and more liveable, and at the same time ensure its citizens' interests are truly valued?

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Concerns regarding the effects of affordable housing development on property values and quality of life for existing residents are largely unfounded, write Gethin Davison and Edgar Liu.

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To help combat social isolation in Australian cities, we need urban places that better reflect the diverse needs and identities of local communities and suburbs, UNSW researchers say.

flash flood

Cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands of more intense downpours, UNSW engineers have found. 

Sydney skyscrapers

High-rise architecture needs to respond to a city’s unique climate, culture and context, writes Philip Oldfield.

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Market-led housing strategies are leaving lower-paid CBD workers struggling with long commutes and businesses at risk of labour shortages, write Ryan Van den Nouwelant and Laura Crommelin. 

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Tiny houses are so hot right now. As Amelia Thorpe argues, in addition to being sustainable, they also offer a valuable way to rethink the way we plan and build our cities.  

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