Urban development

Crown Casino Sydney

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.

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As Australia faces sustained and accelerated population growth, it is worth revisiting the idea of new cities – providing we don't resort to a tired rerun of town and country planning policies from the past.

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The iconic Sirius apartment building in Sydney's The Rocks is the latest battleground in the fight over who lives in our cities, writes Grace Karskens.

affordable housing

The community needs affordable housing and that requires meaningful targets for new developments. The only ones who will lose out are landholders who make windfall profits from rezoning. 

affordable housing

Many people who object to affordable housing developments have misconceptions about the prospective tenants, write Edgar Liu and Ryan Van den Nouwelant.