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    Build social and affordable housing to get us off the boom-and-bust roller coaster
    Build social and affordable housing to get us off the boom-and-bust roller coaster

    As we are now seeing, when the price a property can fetch drops, so too does the desire to build it. It was rampant price growth that underpinned developers’ pleas to add supply, not a desire to make housing more affordable.


    How the NSW election promises on transport add up
    How the NSW election promises on transport add up

    As New South Wales voters head to the polls, the two major parties keep raining promises on electorates of ever-larger, ever-faster transport projects.


    The terror of climate change is transforming young people's identity
    The terror of climate change is transforming young people's identity

    Today, at least 50 rallies planned across Australia are expected to draw thousands of students who are walking out of school to protest climate change inaction.


    Which lines are priorities for Sydney Metro conversion? Hint: it's not Bankstown
    Which lines are priorities for Sydney Metro conversion? Hint: it's not Bankstown

    If we fail to invest wisely, Sydney risks becoming uncompetitive as talent and businesses leave for better-connected and more liveable cities.


    Once a building is destroyed, can the loss of a place like the Corkman be undone?
    Once a building is destroyed, can the loss of a place like the Corkman be undone?

    Since the illegal demolition of the historic Corkman Irish Pub in Melbourne in 2016, debate has raged about the best way forward for this historic place.


    The Game of Homes: how the vested interests lie about negative gearing
    The Game of Homes: how the vested interests lie about negative gearing

    The Labor Party’s proposal to reduce the tax advantages of being a landlord by limiting negative gearing to new homes has become the new enemy of the landlord class, who are arming themselves for policy combat.


    Australians love their pets, so why don't more public places welcome them?
    Australians love their pets, so why don't more public places welcome them?

    Although Australia is a nation of pet owners and pet lovers, our non-human companions are not welcome in most public spaces in our towns and cities.


    Lacrosse fire ruling sends shudders through building industry consultants and governments
    Lacrosse fire ruling sends shudders through building industry consultants and governments

    In our adversarial legal system, there are losers as well as winners. The losers in this case are the fire engineer, the certifier and the architects


    How do we save ageing Australians from the heat? Greening our cities is a good start
    How do we save ageing Australians from the heat? Greening our cities is a good start

    Increasing urban greenery may offer a way to improve older people’s comfort and social experience.


    Townsville floods show cities that don't adapt to risks face disaster
    Townsville floods show cities that don't adapt to risks face disaster

    A flood-ravaged Townsville has captured public attention, highlighting the vulnerability of many of our cities to flooding.


    Street vendors' self-help strategies highlight cities' neglect of how the other half survive
    Street vendors' self-help strategies highlight cities' neglect of how the other half survive

    In developing Asian countries, more than 50 percent of the urban labour force is in informal work. Street vending is the most visible form of this. Yet no accurate statistics on street vendors are available.


    Solving the 'population problem' through policy
    Solving the 'population problem' through policy

    With the dial on public sentiment set to outrage, fuelling a population problem far removed from reality, it’s time for a reasoned consideration of the population policy needs of Australia.


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