I’m celebrating: 2013 was a great year for community activism in planning. In New South Wales, concerted action by many forces, including the Better Planning Network (https://betterplanningnetwork.good.do/nsw/fund-the-better-planning-network-in-2014/), resulted in the State Government withdrawing the contentious and flawed proposed state planning legislation. The Better Planning Network has more than 430 community groups and many… Continue reading Activism in Planning in Australia: A Delicate Balancing Act
Manitoba in the early days What now? I never thought I’d see the day! One of the best examples of medium-density housing in Australia is up for redevelopment! How can this be? Where is our memory? Is new always better? Don’t we know what’s good when we see it?… Continue reading Please Spare Manitoba!
Reflections on the Adelaide book-signing event, November 2008 When I emigrated to Australia in October, 1968, the second person I met was Hugh Stretton, now widely regarded as one of Australia’s foremost urbanists. Ideas for Australian Cities In his kitchen at 61 Tynte Street, North Adelaide, actually at his kitchen table, Hugh was putting the… Continue reading Kitchen Table Sustainability launched in Adelaide 22 November 2008