Green Urbanism

May
21
Living on our off-grid houseboat makes us more connected, not less

Living on our off-grid houseboat makes us more connected, not less

The world looks a little different from the other side of the mangroves
16 min read
Apr
18
On Being Doppelgangered

On Being Doppelgangered

What it's like becoming the target of a covertly racist political smear campaign
20 min read
Mar
21
Solid swings but not many ward wins: Unpacking the Greens' results from the 2024 Brisbane City Council election

Solid swings but not many ward wins: Unpacking the Greens' results from the 2024 Brisbane City Council election

Initial analysis (written while final vote counting was still underway)
25 min read
Aug
12
Brisbane should redefine itself as a forest city

Brisbane should redefine itself as a forest city

One of Brisbane's greatest assets and differentiators from other cities is our abundance of wildlife, vegetation and intact urban waterways. If we need an identity to celebrate, maybe we should embrace being a 'forest city'?
4 min read
May
27
Why have the Greens 'suddenly' started winning seats in Queensland?

Why have the Greens 'suddenly' started winning seats in Queensland?

The 2022 election saw the Greens pick up 3 seats in Brissie plus another Queensland senator. These victories didn't come out of nowhere. Here's what most commentators overlooked...
14 min read
May
28
5 Dudley Street, Highgate Hill: A new battle-line in the gentrification of South Brisbane?

5 Dudley Street, Highgate Hill: A new battle-line in the gentrification of South Brisbane?

Note: A lot has happened since this article was written in May 2021. After multiple community protests (which even contributed
10 min read
Apr
21
Fixing a Broken System - Practical Trajectories Beyond Representative Democracy

Fixing a Broken System - Practical Trajectories Beyond Representative Democracy

A 2021 journal article unpacking key flaws of hierarchical centralised decision-making and reflecting on various local trials of participatory decision-making processes within the Gabba Ward of Brisbane City Council
1 min read
Apr
09
Learning from the big Greens swing on Brisbane City Council

Learning from the big Greens swing on Brisbane City Council

Why did we get such a strong swing to the Greens in the 2020 council election campaign?
14 min read
May
03
Are Controversial Road Safety Protests Helpful?

Are Controversial Road Safety Protests Helpful?

The recent use of die-ins and other temporary blockades to raise concerns about pedestrian and cycling safety has raised legitimate
5 min read
Apr
20

To Fight Back Against Unsustainable Developments like the Queens Wharf Mega-Casino, We Must Occupy

If we're not willing to physically occupy sites and blockade gentrification projects that sell off public land and displace poorer residents, nothing else is going to stop them
4 min read