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Not Just Any Old Council Election: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally in the Gabba Ward

Cities shape every aspect of our lives, but ordinary citizens have very little power to influence the design and governance of our cities. Any movement to fundamentally change society has to be abl...

Cracks in the Concrete Speech (August 2016)

I gave this speech at our Cracks in the Concrete Ideas Fiesta on 27 August, 2016. It's interesting to look back on it now and think about how relevant these ideas still are three years later... The...

Free Off-Peak Buses and Ferries for Everyone!

We believe we can and should have a city where getting around is cheap, convenient and sustainable for everyone. We’re working towards a world where everyone can afford to get where they need to wi...

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Pedestrian and cycling safety

Understanding Divergent Approaches to Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

In a city like Brisbane, whether we’re talking about improving public transport services, or improving paths and intersections to make walking and riding safer and easier, there are basically two a...

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Development and housing affordability

Over-development in Kangaroo Point - 108 Lambert St

Here's the text of our first email update to residents concerned about the development application for 94 to 108 Lambert St.. Dear residents, Thanks for showing an interest in the campaign against ...

A Different Trajectory for Brisbane's Future

I originally wrote this article for the Courier Mail's 'Future Brisbane' series in September, 2017, but since they put it behind a paywall, I thought I'd repost it here so everyone can read it. BR...

What does "good development" look like?

As well as objecting to over-the-top developments, I wanted to highlight positive examples. The projects featured below certainly aren’t perfect, but they do include elements that we can learn from...

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Parks, public spaces and biodiversity

Koko Apartments Fig Tree Removal

As some of you will be aware, a while back, one of the two large fig trees outside Koko Apartments along Riverside Drive fell down somewhat unexpectedly. It seems this was due to a combination of f...

Carl St Park Concept Design

Council has released the final concept design for the expanded park at the corner of Carl St and Tottenham St in Woolloongabba. After council recently acquired neighbouring properties, we've expa...

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Transport, traffic and parking

Understanding Divergent Approaches to Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

In a city like Brisbane, whether we’re talking about improving public transport services, or improving paths and intersections to make walking and riding safer and easier, there are basically two a...

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Communities and Culture

New Historical Panels for Boundary Street

After a lot of consultation and hard work by dedicated volunteers from the West End Making History group, this is the final text and artwork of the six history signs that will soon be installed alo...

Carl St Park Concept Design

Council has released the final concept design for the expanded park at the corner of Carl St and Tottenham St in Woolloongabba. After council recently acquired neighbouring properties, we've expa...

Latest News on Upgrade for Queen Bess Park

In February and March 2019, we held a public meeting followed by a community design workshop to facilitate local residents to decide what improvements they wanted to the unnamed park at the souther...

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