The death of the smart city
The smart city has been the dazzling promise in urban planning for the last 20 years, but is the idea failing?
Welcome to Sydney 2036, how is the 3 part city working?
What does life look like for a 36 year-old Sydney resident in 2036?
For the sake of the planet we need to rethink human-centred design
Consumer expectations are changing due to a growing awareness of our impact on the planet. What does life-centred design offer organisations?
Essential workers a long way from home
People working in lower paid but highly essential services cannot afford to live near our city centres.
How Australians’ commutes compare with cities overseas
A global study of 117 cities finds Australian capitals have fairly poor access by car. Public transport, cycling and walking access isn't as good as in Europe and China.
AirTags and suburban retrofitting on The Future, This Week
This week: Apple’s AirTag release raises platform competition issues, and the trend of suburban retrofitting changes what suburbs are for.
Changing cities on Corona Business Insights
How are cities changing and adapting during the pandemic? We talk with urban geographer Dr Dallas Rogers on how COVID-19 is reshaping urban areas.
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.
Do more roads really mean less congestion for commuters?
Congestion is a major source of frustration for road users and has worsened over time in most cities. One solution that is most often put forward is to build more roads, but does this approach work?