Melbourne wins global sustainability award

By Paul Hemsley The City of Melbourne has triumphed over New York and Berlin in worldwide contest for creating sustainability programs after the city’s submission won top honours for efforts in retrofitting older buildings to become much more environmentally friendly. The CBD council was this week awarded the C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards […]

Twelve-year-late NSW smartcard arrives

By Julian Bajkowski The New South Wales government has trotted out the latest iteration of its vexed transport ticketing smartcard for public testing more than 12 years after commuters were promised the now unremarkable device in time for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Known as the “Opal” Card (which has no connection to the identically named […]

Lessons learnt from a royal wedding

By Lilia Guan   On April 29 the City of Greater London played host to the first royal wedding in 30 years.   Hundreds and thousands of Londoners and tourists turned out, in Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park to see the Prince William marry Kate Middleton (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge).   Office of the Mayor […]

Bring public transport under one authority: Livingstone

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese; Lord Mayor Clover Moore; and former Mayor of London, Ken Livingston, at the City of Sydney's City Talk.       By Angela Dorizas Sydney needs an integrated metropolitan transport plan to reduce carbon emissions and prevent gridlock, according to the former Mayor […]

Red Ken’s plan for London, Sydney

Ken Livingstone was elected Mayor of London in 2000 and was responsible for a number of sustainable urban planning initiatives, including the controversial congestion charge. He was also a key founder of the C40 Large Cities Climate Change Leadership Group, of which Melbourne and Sydney are members.  Angela Dorizas spoke with him during his visit […]


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