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16 Feb 2018

A (very brief) History of Cities

By Jacinta Houzer

Cities are centres of population, commerce and culture, yet it is not widely known how this way of life came about. Looking to the past, however, enables us not only to decipher how cities came to be, but also how they are defined and what they mean for the future of our societies.

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16 Feb 2018

Pup-ular Architecture

It’s Chinese New Year, and 2018 is the year of the dog. To recognise the focus on man’s best friend, we’ve delved into the weird wide web to bring you designs from leading architects, made especially for dogs.

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12 Feb 2018

A Future Family Day at their Local Library

By Michael Cooper

In recent years we’ve found great benefits in using 3D printers and virtual reality hardware, but it’s our investment in a time machine that’s really allowed us to experience what life is like for communities in the future.

Here we follow the Mancio family as they set out for a day at their local library…

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04 Feb 2018

World Cancer Day

By Jacinta Houzer

Whether collectively or individually – everyone can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

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02 Feb 2018

Melbourne and Sydney battle it out to become Australia’s first megacity

By Vanessa McDaid

Melbourne and Sydney, two great Australian rivals. They’ve been at it since the first stone was laid.

There is a new race in play – to become Australia’s first megacity.

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16 Jan 2018

Brick-and-Mortar Retail Isn’t Dead

In light of an online retail giant’s decision to open physical stores, Former Managing Director of Hames Sharley, Paul Drechsler looks to the past to discuss the new direction of the retail revolution.

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15 Jan 2018

Byron’s new railway a shining example

By Jacinta Houzer

The town of Byron Bay has launched Australia’s first entirely solar-powered train, turning a heritage engine that has sat idle for the past 25 years into an important transport solution for the area.

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15 Jan 2018

Powering along the road

By Jacinta Houzer

A new solar highway in China will allow electric cars to recharge while on the move.

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15 Jan 2018

A Bright Future Ahead…

By Jacinta Houzer

The Pantone colour of 2018 is here, and it’s not what you’d expect. Welcome Ultra Violet.

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08 Jan 2018

Middle Metro Suburbs: Dotty and Mike’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 1 of a continuing series we follow Dotty and Mike’s story.

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08 Jan 2018

Inner Urban: Pierre, Simone and Evette’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 2 of a continuing series we follow Pierre, Simone and Evette’s Story.

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08 Jan 2018

Transit Corridors: Peter and Bob’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 3 of a continuing series we follow Peter and Bob’s Story.

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08 Jan 2018

Middle Metro: David and Lucy’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 4 of a continuing series we follow David and Lucy’s Story.

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08 Jan 2018

City Central: Mai and Cheng’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 5 of a continuing series we follow Mai and Cheng’s Story.

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12 Dec 2017

Bigger Adelaide, Better Lifestyles

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report. We share their view that a key strategy in transforming and growing South Australia’s economy is to grow its population.