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Connecting Suburbia: A conversation with Joel Kotkin and June Williamson
Two of the world’s sharpest thinkers in design and demography discuss ways to make suburbs better. Transcript here 0 Comments
The Economic Implications Of The US Urban Exodus
The Urban exodus documents here extensively over the past two years has had profound consequences on the US economy. Starting with the pandemic, and subsequently accelerating due to the historic riots, unprecedented lawlessness and historic crime rates unleashed by democratic administrations in major US metroareas, urban exodus has had a 0 Comments
Seven stroads that have been converted to streets
A “stroad”—a term coined by Charles Marohn of Strong Towns—is a thoroughfare that combines the complexity of a street with the design speed of a road. Stroads include the most dangerous thoroughfares in America, and they don’t serve the functions of a street or a road very well. There are 0 Comments
City Millennials Lead Escape to Regions
Millennials in search of cheaper housing, job opportunities and, in some cases, warmer weather are leading the exit from capital cities to regional Australia, according to a report by Australia’s biggest bank. The number of people moving to regional areas jumped 16.6 per cent to a five-year high in the 0 Comments
The new suburbanism
by Dave Hardy RPP, FCIP, President, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limitedand Executive Director, Institute for New Suburbanism (Canada). A comprehensive article in the Canadian Institute of Planners journal Plan Canada, explaining the origins and purpose of new suburbanism for our Canadian colleagues. Read it here 0 Comments
Silverstone’s Plans for $70m Ascot suburban Commercial Hub
Silverstone Developments has revealed pre-lodgement plans for a mixed-use commercial project in the Brisbane’s Ascot. The proposal will replace a former Woolworths supermarket building from the 1960s, most recently occupied by IGA and BWS, at 77 Racecourse Road on the corner of Kent Street. Full story 0 Comments
Pleading Return to Office Isn’t Getting Traction — But Mixing Where New Yorkers Live and Work Just Might
Last year, Randy Peers moved the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce from the 27th floor of an office tower in Downtown Brooklyn, where it had been located for 100 years, to the sprawling Industry City complex on the Sunset Park waterfront. He knew that in the post-COVID world, a traditional office 0 Comments
Private Hospital Plans Filed for $1.5bn Coomera Masterplan
Plans for the final piece in the Coomera Town Centre puzzle have been revealed as part of a $1.5-billion development masterplan on the northern end of the Gold Coast. Brisbane-based developers Keylin and Kinstone Group have filed a development application for a 400-bed private hospital and health precinct in two 0 Comments
Suburban renewal – ABC radio interviews
ABC Radio Brisbane interviewed the Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and Suburban Futures director Steve de Nys on the significant announcements from Brisbane Council regarding suburban renewal precincts in Brisbane. Interview commences at 1:07:08 Listen here 0 Comments
Brisbane City Council new suburb housing policy to revitalise tired industrial areas
Brisbane City Council is enjoying overwhelming support for a new Suburban Renewal Precincts strategy despite not being able to identify which areas would be targeted. As part of the council’s budget this week, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced a blitz on the suburbs promising at least 80 per cent of spending 0 Comments