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13 April 2016

Housing Symposium looks to the future

Professor Paul Burton from the Urban Research Program recently hosted a Housing Futures forum.

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17 March 2016
Aerial photo of the Gold Coast, Queensland

Memo to our latest cities minister: here’s what needs to be done

Professor Paul Burton, Director, Urban Research Program has written an open letter to the new assistant minister for cities and digital transformation.

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29 February 2024
'The Gabba' in Woolloongabba, Brisbane

From white elephants to a sustainable legacy

The scrutiny of infrastructure planning for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics is intensifying. In alignment with the International Olympic Committee's emphasis on sustainability and legacy, venues must prioritise plans that ensure a lasting positive impact, conforming to the standards of the 'the new norm'.

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22 April 2022
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1 February 2022

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

The world is becoming increasingly urbanised, and the population is constantly growing. Today, more than half of us live in cities, placing them at the forefront of some of our biggest challenges — from public health to climate change.  

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31 January 2022
Food disruption

Five ways to avoid food disruption

Supermarkets are central to our everyday lives, but they have also become symbols of our vulnerability in times of disruption.

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22 November 2021
The Birdsnest

Olympic Sized Problems

Hosting a major or even mega-sporting event like the Olympic and Paralympic Games is regarded by many as a great honour for the host city. But it presents some major challenges as well: How does Brisbane integrate infrastructure, create precincts while limiting legacy impacts.

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8 September 2021
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23 August 2021
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9 June 2021
Tiny House

Australia’s big interest in tiny houses

Despite early forecasts of a COVID-19-driven slump, house prices are now surging in many parts of Australia. This is further widening the gap between the housing “haves” and “have-nots”, and we are seeing related rises in housing stress, rental insecurity and homelessness. In Australia and elsewhere a movement has emerged that supports tiny house living as an important response to the housing affordability crisis.

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