January 16, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Beijing is in the midst of a wide-scale revitalization effort to prepare itself for the 2008 Olympic games. Included in this effort is a citywide conservation plan targeting 25 areas in the city. But the term "conservation" is loosely defined.</p>
January 5, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>A $1.7 billion high-rise development proposal that would jut out into the Brisbane River has prompted the protests of many planners and architects in Brisbane, Australia.</p>
November 21, 2007, 8am PST
<p>High returns on investments for housing developments in struggling and stagnant Australian city suburbs are helping to convince both developers and public officials to continue the outer-urban renewal efforts.</p>
November 17, 2006, 10am PST
<p>As certain agricultural markets are globalizing, many small farming communities from South Dakota to Mississippi to Australia are facing a strong decline in population that shows little sign of rebounding.</p>
November 1, 2006, 9am PST
<p>An Australian housing industry body has made the claim that people who can't afford to buy their own homes are contributing to the lack of affordable housing.</p>
October 31, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Making cities and urban places more child-friendly was the subject of a recent planning conference in Sydney, Australia. Attendees highlighted some of the ways poor planning can negatively affect childhood development.</p>
September 6, 2006, 1pm PDT
Australian urban planning critics are casting planning as the 'villain' in destroying the rapid suburbanization that has fueled a home-ownership dream. But this is a dangerous view, writes urban management professor Brendan Gleeson.
February 22, 2006, 11am PST
Dense, arty neighborhoods have failed to attract talent and capital, writes Joel Kotkin. What people really want is affordable space.
January 27, 2006, 11am PST
A columnist confesses publicly that he is a heretic and that he 'loves suburbia.'
December 7, 2005, 9am PST
House prices in most capital cities in Australias have doubled, putting them out of reach for young Australian families.
November 23, 2005, 1pm PST
Is Melbourne experiencing a populist revolt against the city's smart growth Melbourne 2030 development plan?
September 9, 2005, 1pm PDT
An Australian editor theorizes about the United States' flexibility in bouncing back from even the worst tragedies, even in spite of governmental blunders.
August 11, 2005, 7am PDT
Is Australia's capital on its way to becoming an urban sprawl nightmare comparable to Los Angeles?
May 20, 2005, 2pm PDT
Celebrity developer Donald Trump clashes with celebrity architect Daniel Libeskind over the redesign of the World Trade Center.
April 3, 2004, 7am PST
A recent UN report finds that most of the world's population will be living in cities by 2007.
March 28, 2004, 5am PST
The demand for project managers in Australia means that they are well paid and the industry is coming up with creative techniques of filling the shortfalls.
February 8, 2004, 7am PST
With a forecast 195% increase in the number of 65-84 year olds in Australia to 2026, retirement villages could be the next development
January 26, 2004, 12pm PST
With two-bedroom sustainable kit homes priced from AUD$63,000 (around USD$50,000) plus labour, they are becoming a real housing alternative.
January 23, 2004, 12pm PST
What makes a country attractive (or unattractive) to live in? An expat's perspective.