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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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Heritage houses: Brisbane City Council to get more power to protect homes

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (10.5.16) on newly introduced government planning laws, allowing local councils to better pr... More »

Build in good services from day one for healthier communities: lessons from Selandra Rise

Cecily Maller and Larissa Nicholls write in The Conversation (9.5.16) about their research into new planned urban communities, pointing ou... More »

Proposed $2 billion precinct could revitalise under-utilised part of Brisbane CBD

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (8.5.16) on a private development proposal put to the state government to redevelop the western... More »

Deal or no deal? Bringing small cities into the national cities agenda

Policy Online carries a link (26.4.16) to a Regional Australia Institute report which argues that small regional cities should be factored... More »

Will Budget 2016 deliver a new deal for Australian cities?

Mark Evans and Gerry Stoker write in The Conversation (28.4.16) about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's ambition for Australia to adopt th... More »

Budget explainer: does Australia really have an infrastructure deficit?

Marion Terrill and Brendan Coates write in The Conversation (28.4.16) about the notion that Australia suffers a deficiency in infrastructu... More »

Here’s how green infrastructure can easily be added to the urban planning toolkit

Tony Matthews and colleagues write in The Conversation (26.4.16) about the environmental and social benefits which can be gained by incorp... More »

Mayors and government unite to plan south-east Queensland's future

Cameron Atfield and Amy Remeikis report in the Brisbane Times (21.4.16) on moves by the state government and south-east Queensland mayors ... More »

Ideas for Australia: City v4.0, a new model of urban growth and governance for Australia

Jago Dodson writes in The Conversation (20.4.16) about new approaches to urban development and city governance, that prioritise low emissi... More »

2016 UDIA state of the land report

Policy Online carries a link (7.3.16) to an Urban Development Institute of Australia report into the state of the nation's planning and de... More »

Does higher-density city development leave urban forests out on a limb?

Joe Hurley and colleagues write in The Conversation (14.4.16) about the benefits of including green spaces - or so-called 'urban forests' ... More »

Our cities need city-scale government – here’s what it should look like

Richard Tomlinson writes in The Conversation (11.4.16) about the need for Australia's cities to adopt 'metropolitan governance', where res... More »

What are we doing to West End?

John Birmingham (Brisbane Times, 12. 4.16) wonders what the planners and developers are doing to West End:

'Cities, at least in th... More »

Why we should design smart cities for getting lost

Marcus Foth writes in The Conversation (8.4.16) about improved approaches to city governance and urban planning that take into account 'in... More »

Cross River Rail project in hands of statutory authority

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (7.4.16) on the state government's latest plans to secure funding and planning certainty for th... More »

Gold Coast Jewel project 'billion-dollar vote of confidence' from Chinese: Trad

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (6.4.16) on the state government's confirmation of support for the 'Jewel' luxury resort develo... More »

Australia’s urban boom: the latest evidence

Tim Colebatch writes in Inside Story (5.4.16) about the growing pressures being placed upon infrastructure and services in Australia's maj... More »

Governments still choosing the wrong transport projects: report

Charis Palmer and Marion Terrill write in The Conversation (4.4.16) about a new Grattan Institute report arguing that governments need to ... More »

City Deals: nine reasons this imported model of urban development demands due diligence

Paul Burton writes in The Conversation (2.4.16) about a current UK model of city/urban development which seems to have gained favour here ... More »

How can a city keep its character if its landmark views aren’t protected?

Robert John Riddel writes in The Conversation (29.3.16) about the architectural and heritage importance of 'landmark views' to a city's ch... More »

Times demand a Sustainable Development Commission to replace the Productivity Commission

Barbara Norman and colleagues write in The Converation (25.3.16) about the need for government authorities to rethink the ways that econom... More »

Pipe dreams: reducing the cost of public infrastructure in Australia

Policy Online carries a link (1.2.16) to a McKell Institute report investigating ways that public infrastructure could be more efficiently... More »

'The 30-minute city': how do we put the political rhetoric into practice?

Peter Newman writes in The Conversation (18.3.16) about what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's "30-minute city" aspiration might look like... More »

Trad hits out at Qld crossbench ultimatum

The Brisbane Times reports (18.3.16) on moves by crossbench MPs to force the state government to focus more of its planned infrastructure ... More »

Queensland to introduce new vegetation laws to stop land clearing

The ABC's Nick Wiggins reports (17.3.16) on the state government's planned laws to stop the rate of land clearing increasing further.

'The ... More »


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