Housing crunch

The Australian affordable housing shortage.

Queensland takes American advice on natural disasters

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has flown to the United States to see first hand how a collaboration between the Queensland University of Technology and the California Institute of Technology can help mitigate and better manage natural disasters.

Australian councils share disaster smarts with United States

By Professor Edward Blakely* The United States has dealt with more disasters in the last four years than any period in nearly a century. This path of destruction has been underlined by the numerous floods, tornadoes, cyclones and other man-made disasters like the horrible fertiliser plant explosion in Texas. While these disasters make the headlines, […]

Regional councils want High Speed Rail re-routed

By Paul Hemsley The Gippsland Local Government Network (GLGN) has mounted a concerted push for the Victorian and federal governments to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of a high speed rail route through its local government areas in addition to the presently preferred Hume region, arguing that the railway could be more economically beneficial if built […]

NSW mayors dispatched to US

By Paul Hemsley Mayors from New South Wales will meet with leading American experts in sustainable urban design and planning from this week to thrash out how they can embed sustainable thinking into local precincts. The local swap of global ideas is part of a “Mayor’s forum” hosted by the United States Studies Centre (USSC) […]

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