This week: Flying cars, China pushes electric vehicles, and the future of the automobile.
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.
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.
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.
The evidence suggests a small investment in cycling infrastructure, combined with less punitive policing, would enable more Australians to escape daily traffic congestion.
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.
Despite the doubters, China has the means and commitment to spur inclusive growth for all.
Toll roads are a short-term, stop-gap solution to fund infrastructure, but they don’t ensure an entirely efficient and equitable road system.
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.