Infrastructure

The infrastructure to support vibrant and viable places, including transport, utilities, energy and community facilities including education, retail, leisure & recreation.

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Opinion: Big city council leaders needed to build great cities

Opinion: Big city council leaders needed to build great cities

Events in east London's Newham and in Western Sydney highlight the importance of quality councils with capacity and focus, writes Tim Williams.

 

Analysis: Taking electricity generation local

Analysis: Taking electricity generation local

Renewable technologies allow electricity to be generated locally, offering opportunities to bring local benefits, but systems and regulations have yet to keep pace, Josephine Smit finds.

Opinion: How to fund a growing city

Opinion: How to fund a growing city

In Australia and in the UK, there's a need to harvest some of the uplift in property values that are created by public investments in civic amenity and connectivity, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: Does urban transport policy need to get hip?

Opinion: Does urban transport policy need to get hip?

Transport policy for our cities could be failing to keep up with the more urban-centred ways of working in the new digital economy, says Jonathan Bray.

Advice: Providing healthcare as part of major housing development

Advice: Providing healthcare as part of major housing development

Proposers of major housing developments need to consider a range of options for addressing the healthcare needs of incoming residents, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Making the right choices for city infrastructure

Opinion: Making the right choices for city infrastructure

Sydney's WestConnex highway holds lessons for reform in the way urban infrastructure is prioritised and communities are engaged, writes Tim Williams.

Advice: Promoting housing on retail sites

Advice: Promoting housing on retail sites

Retail sites have great potential to add housing, but there's a need to understand retailers' operational needs and create an attractive environment for residents, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Planning for autonomous vehicles

Advice: Planning for autonomous vehicles

It may be some time before fully autonomous vehicles are a familiar sight on our streets but town centres and housing schemes need to be planned to accommodate them now, reports Ben Kochan.

Case study: Turning a city river from a negative to a positive force

Case study: Turning a city river from a negative to a positive force

The river running through Derry-Londonderry has long been a focus for people in despair, but it could now become a catalyst for change, writes Josephine Smit.

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