cities

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Landscape architect Jungyoon Kim, delivering the latest Utzon Lecture at UNSW, will discuss the concept of 'alternative nature' in highly urbanised cities.

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Public toilets are an essential amenity, but most of them aren't places we'd want to visit unless we have to. Christian Tietz asks: What does the failure to provide more restful and inviting places say about us?

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UNSW's Dean of Built Environment Helen Lochhead will review major development proposals in south-western Sydney after her appointment as Chair of one of five Sydney Planning Panels.

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Amelia Thorpe looks at the increasing popularity of parklets in urban spaces and the role that businesses can play in their development.

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In major cities across Australia, there is a stark contrast between lofty planning goals and the sprawling reality on the ground, write Robert Freestone and Stephen Hamnett.

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Christine Steinmetz examines a fascinating anomaly that exists in plain view in Santiago, where café con piernas literally translates as coffee with legs.

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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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