Category Archives: Cultural Development

The Strategic Week (no. 6, Friday 29 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance GSC embarks on Sydney’s “great new experiment” in planning – but will it survive the roads lobby? The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) officially started work on 27 January 2016. The Sydney Morning Herald in an editorial described the GSC as a … Continue reading

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Suburbs and the art of place blogging

Last week I attended the Right to the City symposium at the Sydney University Faculty of Architecture. The symposium sought to make connections between artists, activists, planners and architects in seeking ways to "remake" the city “in more socially connected … Continue reading

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O’Farrell’s new Ministry has a few surprises

The NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell today announced his new ministry, with a few surprises. Much has been made in the media about the two new MPs, Robyn Parker (Maitland) who is Environment and Heritage Minister and Graham Annesley (Miranda), who takes … Continue reading

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Update: Seven things O’Farrell should do in the first 100 days

A couple of updates on my last post: First, a letter from Sandy Thomas (another member of the Sydney Morning Herald Public Transport Inquiry that reported last year) published in today’s Herald offers another and probably more achievable scenario on how … Continue reading

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