cities

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State funding for Sydney's disadvantaged communities is very low compared to Melbourne, highlighting a need to rethink the city's centralised funding approach, write Ilan Wiesel, Caitlin Buckle and Fanqi Liu.

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Design that properly considers human behaviour needs to take priority if a planned replacement for the Don Dale Yout Detention Centre is built, writes Jan Golembiewski.

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Campaigners to save Sydney’s landmark Sirius building from demolition had a significant legal win this week, writes Chris Martin.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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