Council parks, play spaces take out top honours

The transformation of a sloped car park into a vibrant green community space and a project to increase public use of urban waterway corridors are among the local government initiatives recognised in recent awards.

New framework guides governments on risks

Heatwaves pose the greatest threat to Sydney, followed by storms and bushfires, according to an international benchmark of cities’ capacity to handle shocks and stresses.

Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving 

Cities are expanding upwards and downwards, as well as outwards. With urban density also increasing, moving people efficiently around the city, often using ageing infrastructure, is quite a challenge, write Andrea Connor and Donald McNeill.

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