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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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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 »

Newman's plan for more Queensland regional casino resorts a firm bet under Labor

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (16.3.16) on suggestions that the Labor state government will push ahead with proposals for mor... More »

Brisbane to have $100m aquarium as Maritime Museum is redeveloped

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (16.3.16) on a state government proposal to redevelop Brisbane's Maritime Museum, including a n... More »

Hot cities: the 'smart' response to urban heat threats

Wendy Steele and colleagues write in The Conversation (16.3.16) about policy and planning responses required for large, modern cities to a... More »

Gold Coast bush levy raises $28 million but no land has been bought since 2012

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (15.3.16) on claims that the Gold Coast City Council has been collecting millions of dollars in r... More »

Memo to our latest cities minister: here's what needs to be done

Paul Burton writes in The Conversation (15.3.16) about the challenges and priorities facing the federal government's Cities Minister, as h... More »

Annastacia Palaszczuk announces $500m infrastructure fund

Kim Stephens reports in the Brisbane Times (13.3.16) on the government's release of its long-awaited infrastructure plan. Amid budget cons... More »

World Science Festival: 'Spread the natural love' for livable cities

Amy Mitchell-Whittington reports in the Brisbane Times (13.3.16) on discussions at the World Science Festival in Brisbane, focusing on the... More »

If planners understand it's cool to green cities, what's stopping them?

Tony Matthews and Jason Byrne write in The Conversation (9.3.16) about how, in the face of changing climate, it's critical that city plann... More »

Queensland offers $200 million to break Ipswich Motorway congestion

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (9.3.16) on state government plans to deliver long-needed upgrades to the Ipswich Motorway, in co... More »

Social wellbeing, locality and ageing: a snapshot of the social lives of older people in rural Australia

Policy Online carries links to two reports into the planning and social implications of ageing populations. The first (26.11.15), from the... More »


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