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Marketing to the million plus Australian Chinese consumers

Marketing to audiences of a million or more Australians has long been the ambition of many brands.

The Future, This Week 14 Jun 19: #FlyingCars, #Mobility, #EVs

This week: Flying cars, China pushes electric vehicles, and the future of the automobile.

Reimagining Sydney: this is what needs to be done to make a Central City CBD work

Central City 2048 proposes one new rail line, three metro lines and almost 300,000 extra jobs for the new CBD, one of three proposed for metropolitan Sydney. Clearly, the investment needed is massive. Part two in this series by University of Sydney’s Dr Tooran Alizadeh.

Re-imagining Sydney with 3 CBDs: how far off is a Parramatta CBD?

The Greater Sydney metropolis is envisaged as having three CBDs by mid-century, but an assessment of the proposed Central City around Parramatta shows how much work is needed to make that a reality.

Making small cities bigger will help better distribute Australia’s 25 million people

In the 70s, Whitlam tried to build new, big cities. But this was too costly. Now the most viable solution for Australia’s population woes is to make existing cities bigger.

Aim for cities of all sizes to give everyone a fair go

Having cities of all sizes will increase people’s choices of where to live and work.

Why the need for speed?

We spend on average about an hour a day travelling. Given this is unlikely to change, how can we make this time more productive and enjoyable?

Creating safer cities

Security in cities can make some people feel safe while excluding others. New ways of planning and policing public space are needed to ensure cities are safe and accessible for all.

China’s “Internet of Bikes”

The golden era of automobility innovation: the “Internet of Bikes” sensation in China.

The Future, This Week 09 March 2018

This week: facing the fake food future, big data big brother, and space junk and cloning voices in other news.

The Future, This Week 22 December 2017

The Future, This Year: the most interesting, the weird and the wonderful, what’s in store for 2018, and a Christmas story.

The Future, This Week 01 December 2017

This week: cities creating real kerb appeal, Meetup at work, and quantum bits.

The Future, This Week 24 November 2017

This week: is the ivory tower asleep at the wheel, city experiments, and Uber…again.

A future of automation

What does automation mean for the future of mining, agriculture, cities and the future of jobs? A discussion with Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK Ministry of Defence.

The Future, This Week 20 October 2017

This week: why exponential growth is big, remember eBay? and is Uber changing cities.

People take to their bikes when we make it safer and easier for them

The evidence suggests a small investment in cycling infrastructure, combined with less punitive policing, would enable more Australians to escape daily traffic congestion.

Putting cities back into ‘smart cities’

Amidst growing fascination with the promise of digital technologies, do we really understand how to think strategically about cities?

The Future, This Week 13 April 2017

This week: why Google might soon use your beach selfies to sell sunglasses, cities are outbidding each other for the shiny new Hyperloop, and data science in the German Bundesliga.

Our big cities are engines of inequality, so how do we fix that?

Australia’s global cities are a very large part of the nation’s economic success, but they are also generating significantly unequal incomes.

Destination city

With the population of Australia’s capital cities growing rapidly, we ask how public transport will keep pace and whether we can maintain our prized ‘liveability’.


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