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Planning, development and land use

'Planning and land use' often overlaps with environmental and mining issues, so the articles listed are less comprehensive than the overall planning issues confronting Queensland.

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Governments are trapped in a vicious cycle of housing policies and prices

Rachel Ong writes in The Conversation (4.4.17) that housing has become integral to our welfare system, so even governments can't affo... More »

What’s critical about critical infrastructure?

Wendy Steele and colleagues write in The Conversation (3.4.17) that critical infrastructure is our means of survival as an urban species. ... More »

Cyclone Debbie: we can design cities to withstand these natural disasters

Rob Roggema writes in The Conversation (29.3.17) that northern Australia's coastal cities would suffer much less damage and avoid the huge... More »

The latest ideas to use super to buy homes are still bad ideas

The Grattan Institute's John Daley and Brendan Coates write in The Conversation (22.3.17) that the latest thought bubbles from the federal... More »

Urban food systems - a renewed role for local governments in Australia

Policy Online carries a link (20.3.17) to a Global Change Institute discussion paper which highlights the unique roles that local governme... More »

Value capture: a good idea to fund infrastructure but not easy in practice

The Grattan Institute's Marion Terrill and Owain Emslie write in The Conversation (20.3.17) that a broad-based land tax to fund urban infr... More »

Why housing supply shouldn’t be the only policy tool politicians cling to

Peter Phibbs and Nicole Gurran write in The Conversation (14.2.17) that to tout new housing production as the only solution to rising hous... More »

Make housing affordable and cut road congestion all at once? Here’s a way

Martin Payne writes in The Conversation (2.2.17) about how a combination of transit-oriented centres, inclusionary zoning and a speci... More »

How Australia can spread the benefits of our bulging infrastructure pipeline

Martin Loosemore writes in The Conversation (31.1.17) about Australia's 'bulging' infrastructure pipeline, arguing that federal and s... More »

A housing affordability crisis in regional Australia? Yes, and here’s why

Andrew Beer writes in The Conversation (27.1.17) about how the housing affordability 'crisis' in regional Australia has a long history, be... More »

Is there a jobs mismatch in the draft Regional Plan for South East Queensland?

Policy Online carries a link (17.1.17) to an article posted at the 'Urban Developer' blog site, asking whether there is an appropriate bal... More »

Positioning Australian communities for City Deals

Policy Online carries a link (9.1.17) to a SGS Economics and Planning article analysing the economic and social elements that can suc... More »

The keys to unlock Northern Australia have already been cut

Patrick White and Russell McGregor write in The Conversation (13.12.16) about how, while only about 5 per cent of Australians live in the ... More »

Turnbull’s report card on urban transport projects reveals narrow economic focus

Brian Feeney writes in The Conversation (9.12.16) about how the Turnbull government is touting the economic benefits of an infrastructure ... More »

ShapingSEQ regional plan gives ‘stakeholders’ a bigger say than citizens

Brian Feeney writes in The Conversation (1.12.16) about how the draft plan for Southeast Queensland largely takes a 'provide land for the ... More »

From the Gold Coast to Geelong: how cities are shaping visions of their futures

Colin Russo writes in The Conversation (29.11.16) about recent initiatives which see regional cities, including some on Queensland's Gold ... More »

Using value capture to help deliver major land transport infrastructure: roles for the Australian Government

Policy Online carries a link (16.11.16) to a Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development discussion paper inviting communit... More »

Spectacular cost blowouts show need to keep governments honest on transport

The Grattan Institute's Marion Terrill writes in The Conversation (24.10.16) about how 'over the past 15 years, Australian governments hav... More »

New south-east Queensland plan looks at unlocking land, focuses on affordable living

The ABC's Chris O'Brien reports (20.10.16) on the Palaszczuk Government's release of the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan, the first new v... More »

Can the private rental sector provide a secure, affordable housing solution?

Gavin Wood and Rachel Ong write in The Conversation (19.10.16) about the shortage of housing stock in Australian cities for low-income fam... More »

Driving change: Australia’s cities need a measured response

Policy Online carries a link (10.10.16) to an Infrastructure Partnerships Australia report which analyses the journey times ... More »

Why ‘green cities’ need to become a deeply lived experience

Benjamin Cooke and Brian Coffey write in The Conversation (4.10.16) about the current moves in many urban centres in Australia, and around... More »

'Sustainable Development or Suburban Destruction?': Stafford 'Town Hall' debate series

Dr Anthony Lynham MP, State Member for Stafford and Minister for State Development, is hosting a debate about suburban development between Chair of... More »

Infrastructure Australia's infrastructure priority list

Policy Online carries a link (9.9.16) to an Infrastructure Australia report outlining the highest priority proposed infrastructure project... More »

Queensland infrastructure spend at 10-year low: report

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (30.8.16) on an analysis of ABS data showing a continuing downward trend in governments' inf... More »


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