Monthly Archives: September 2009

“Red Ken” looks outside the building

The former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone’s recent City of Sydney CityTalk address contained a strong argument for greater investment in education, infrastructure and sustainable transport to tackle climate change, but he made another  important comment on city management  in the Q&A session afterwards. As a result … Continue reading

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Christie’s Sydney public transport inquiry hearings kick off

Well, it’s inevitable that the next few posts will be dominated by Sydney public transport and planning issues. On Tuesday the public hearings for the Sydney Morning Herald’s independent public inquiry headed by transport expert and former Director-General Ron Christie … Continue reading

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Australian product provides new window on local economic performance

Melbourne-based firm .id (informed decisions) have just launched, an online economic profile to “describe, explore and promote” local economies. joins the .id stable of profiles and other web-based programs, including,, and .id’s main client … Continue reading

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