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NIMBYism is out of control in Australia

NIMBYism is out of control in Australia

It is not possible to live in a city and have the size and density level of your area remain constant over the long term. So why do some people think that it is?

Can the law prevent your neighbours from being jerks?

Can the law prevent your neighbours from being jerks?

More Australians than ever are living in apartments and townhouses. But is regulation enough to keep all of these people, living cheek-by-jowl, in line?

Why medium density housing is a health issue

Why medium density housing is a health issue

The ever increasing urban sprawl and private car based travel is causing enormous health, social, environmental and economic costs, says Victoria Walks' Ben Rossiter. But can the public be convinced that more urban housing doesn't necessarily mean more concrete?

Australia: home of the McMansion

Australia: home of the McMansion

Australians live in the largest homes on earth, according to new ABS data, which has found the average new Aussie home now has a floor space of 214.6 square metres -- 7% bigger than in the US and triple the UK.

Over-crowded and under-planned: Australian cities in crisis

Over-crowded and under-planned: Australian cities in crisis

Don't believe state governments' glossy planning documents promising of “strong communities” and “smart growth”, says Peter Spearritt: Australia's cities are a mess of urban sprawl, inadequate transport, congested roads, dwindling water supplies and energy-guzzling buildings.

Bringing suburbia to the city

Bringing suburbia to the city

Two Sydney-based architects have created a way to build new suburbs without contributing to urban sprawl: build them in the city, and build them vertically. Their 'Skyburbs' are skyscrapers housing entire communities.