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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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Land clearing laws a 'step backwards for justice': Queensland Law Society

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (3.6.16) on the Law Society's criticisms of the state government's recently reinstated native v... More »

Early experiments show a smart city plan should start with people first

Marcus Foth writes in The Conversation (1.6.16) about the federal government's recent 'Smart Cities' urban development plan, and argues th... More »

Low carbon, high performance: How buildings can make a major contribution to Australia’s emissions and productivity goals

Policy Online carries a link (12.5.16) to an Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council report which argues the merits of clima... More »

Federal Election: Government announces $150 million for Queensland dams

The ABC reports (26.5.16) on the federal government's announcement that it would commit $150M to the construction of dams and other water infrastru... More »

John Harrison: How clever are casinos?

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (22.5.16) about the pitfalls of governments relying too frequently on casino developments as ... More »

Turnbull pledges $150m for Townsville rail

The Brisbane Times reports (18.5.16) on the Prime Minister's announcement in Townsville of funding for a new rail freight line to the city... More »

New name, new look for latest national urban policy, but same old problem

Richard Tomlinson writes in The Conversation (17.5.16) about the federal government's interest in urban policy, witnessed in its recent 'S... More »

Gold Coast casino to be 'bigger than Queens Wharf'

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (16.5.16) on a proposal for an expanded resort development on the Jupiters casino sit... More »

Investing in Australian cities: the legacy of the Better Cities Program

Policy Online carries a link (13.5.16) to a QUT report investigating the results of government investment in the 1990s into city-based pro... More »

US expert tells south-east Queensland mayors 'Rise as a region or fall'

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (13.5.16) on the meeting in Brisbane of SEQ council mayors, ahead of preparations for drawing up ... More »

Brisbane rail bottleneck to cost $69b

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (11.5.16) on state government warnings of a transport bottleneck crisis in Brisbane, with the loc... More »

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 »

 
 

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