Bypassing planning regulations is likely to have impacts on social inequity and wellbeing that could prove very costly for both governments and people.
The centralisation of planning power is exactly what Sydney doesn’t need. The commission broadened the focus across the whole city.
The humble ‘bowlo’, as it’s affectionately known, might not be what it was at its peak, but it remains central to civic life.
Our survey found strong opposition to Australian megacities, with most people preferring population growth to be in satellite cities and rail hubs outside the capitals.
Building underground can solve problems for city planners, but UNSW expert Dr Asal Bidarmaghz warns that planning is needed to ensure subterranean solutions are sustainable.
When public space just isn’t doing its job, the public will take matters into their own hands.
Tonight I’ll be having new cycling lanes with a side of bike parking.
In many countries, 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.
The problem in fast-growing Sydney isn't too many people, it's too many cars, says a UNSW urban design expert.
For two decades, a competitive design process pioneered by Sydney City Council has been transforming the city skyline and, new research shows, raising standards as it goes.