30 June 2012

Why planning our cities must involve citizens

The New South Wales Government’s plan to give residents a say in the overall planning scheme but not over specific sites will only work if the public is genuinely consulted.

25 June 2012

The houses we want are not getting built

The 2011 census shows that urban Australians are paying a lot for housing that does not necessarily meet their needs. Grattan research shows that people want much more housing choice than is on offer.

3 April 2012

City harmony: just ask the people

Giving people a real say in planning is the best way to manage urban growth.

2 April 2012

Building social cities: the value of the human connection

There are big changes underway in Australia’s cities.

15 November 2011

Balance can be a household word

Australians aren’t getting the housing they want. Residents, denied a say in how their neighbourhood develops, often feel they have no choice but to oppose all change. Developers point to a range of barriers to building the diversity of housing that Australians want. Meanwhile, our cities continue to grow, more residents have to live further from friends, family and jobs, and no one wins.

14 November 2011

A tip for developers – give residents a say if you want the green light

Australians aren’t getting the housing they want. Residents, denied a say in how their neighbourhood develops, often feel they have no choice but to oppose all change. Developers point to a range of barriers to building the diversity of housing that Australians want. Meanwhile, our cities continue to grow, more residents have to live further from friends, family and jobs, and no one wins.

1 February 2011

Congestion charging for roads

3 December 2010

Infrastructure investment and productivity – address to the Economic Society

20 October 2010

Consultation key to successful cities

17 June 2010

A liveable city