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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.

How Brazil can beat the odds

Brazil has set itself a target of restoring almost 50,000 sq km of the Amazon rainforest by 2030. But it won’t get there without changing its policies and how it engages with local people.

Turnbull’s government must accept responsibility for delivering an equitable NBN for all Australians

The NBN has to be equitable to be a truly nation-building platform. As long as it is failing some, it is failing us all in Australia.

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.

City planning suffers growth pains of Australia’s population boom

Financial benefits are behind the development industry’s push for a continuous rapid population growth. But our poorly planned cities are ill-prepared and already struggling.

Can China’s grand plan to revive the ‘Silk Road spirit’ succeed?

Despite the doubters, China has the means and commitment to spur inclusive growth for all.

The toll road journey – are we there yet (Part 2)

As discussed in part one of this series, toll roads have become a commercial proposition in contrast to a network efficiency solution, so what alternative should the government be providing?

The toll road journey – are we there yet? (Part 1)

Toll roads are a short-term, stop-gap solution to fund infrastructure, but they don’t ensure an entirely efficient and equitable road system.

Empowering people to shape Australia’s infrastructure future

Australia and other developed Western societies prefer consumption of services to physical products. This trend is well established, however it has yet to run its full course. In fact, infrastructure is only just starting on this transition, and while there is plenty of room for catch up, the consequences will be significant.


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