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19 Feb 2018

Digital Era Calls for New Style of Placemaking

By Jacinta Houzer with Rachel Seal

Today, people are increasingly communicating online rather than face-to-face, replacing social spaces with social networks. So, what does this mean for physical communities? Are they diminishing in value?

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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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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.

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

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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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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.

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10 Dec 2017

Drones to take on choppers?

By Michael Cooper

Each year, 15 billion trees are chopped down. The rate at which they are felled currently makes it difficult to keep up with replenishing them. Fortunately, drones are now available to help…

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12 Oct 2017

The Legacy of World Expos: What’s Left After the Fair?

By Vanessa McDaid

Hosting a major world event is in many ways seen as a coming of age for host countries. Seen as a way of putting a city on the map, World Expo organisers attempt to showcase their city to the world in an extravaganza of cutting edge technology, sustainability, design and architecture. But what happens when the fair leaves town?

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12 Sep 2017

Countering the counter-measures

By Pete Kempshall

When unsightly concrete blocks were placed on the streets of Melbourne and Sydney, intended to provide security against terror attacks, the public outcry was vociferous and immediate. But never mind the bollards, because safety measures shouldn’t have to spoil the streetscape…