Category Archives: land use

Morrison’s wrong turn on climate policy

Scott Morrison seems to think Australians don’t care about climate change. He couldn’t be more wrong. It’s hard to know what went through the mind of newly-minted PM Scott Morrison late last month when asked by a reporter whether he … Continue reading

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How to move about the city without wrecking it

We cannot have a liveable city if we fail to address the car problem. What distinguishes ordinary cities from extraordinary ones, “liveable” cities from urban wastelands? What things, added together, make a fully-functioning city? These questions are as relevant now … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of ‘direct action’

With the conservative side of politics locked in battle over climate and energy policies, the rest of us can only look on in dismay. When Tony Abbott first took aim at Julia Gillard’s carbon tax all those years ago, he … Continue reading

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