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    The ultimate lowdown on FRONT – who, what, where, how – and why you need to be there
    The ultimate lowdown on FRONT – who, what, where, how – and why you need to be there

    This is the complete guide for everything you need to know about the newest boutique commercial design event for architects, designers, property facilitators and end users.


    The new national housing agreement won't achieve its goals without enough funding
    The new national housing agreement won't achieve its goals without enough funding

    The National Housing and Homelessness Agreement is the latest version of a 73-year-long series of such intergovernmental pacts to ensure affordable housing for lower-income Australians and to fund services for the homeless.


    Even self-driving cars need driver education
    Even self-driving cars need driver education

    What do self-driving cars and teenage drivers have in common? Experience. Or, more accurately, a lack of experience.


    Is UNESCO World Heritage status for cultural sites killing the things it loves?
    Is UNESCO World Heritage status for cultural sites killing the things it loves?

    Ironically, while it is an important cultural tourism destination for its buildings, the culture of Hoi An has changed completely due to mass tourism. From once being a lively trading community, it is becoming a theme park.


    Drawing inspiration from imaginative planners past
    Drawing inspiration from imaginative planners past

    There have been many dreams for Melbourne since European occupation. Looking back at Melbourne’s planning history, we might be able to find some inspiration to deal with rapid growth by thinking outside the box.


    Rediscovered: the Aboriginal names for ten Melbourne suburbs
    Rediscovered: the Aboriginal names for ten Melbourne suburbs

    Ten previously forgotten Aboriginal names for 19th century sites and suburbs of Melbourne have been recently unearthed at the Melbourne Museum. These include the names for Fitzroy (Ngár-go), Richmond (Quo-yung), Collingwood (Yálla-birr-ang) and Brunswick (Bulleke-bek).


    Designing for diversity needs to be celebrated and nurtured
    Designing for diversity needs to be celebrated and nurtured

    Practitioners across all industries and disciplines are gradually recognising that difference is not something to be squashed or smoothed out, but rather it is something to be celebrated.


    Can architecture predict the 2018 World Cup winner?
    Can architecture predict the 2018 World Cup winner?

    So by the time everyone in Australia gets to work on the morning of Monday, July 16, we’ll know who is the winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But is there a way of predicting the winner beforehand?


    Driverless cars really do have health and safety benefits, if only people knew
    Driverless cars really do have health and safety benefits, if only people knew

    Driverless cars promise many benefits, including an improvement in safety, but new research shows many people are still not aware of this.


    Gradual reform to capital gains, negative gearing and stamp duty will make housing more affordable
    Gradual reform to capital gains, negative gearing and stamp duty will make housing more affordable

    Reform to capital gains and negative gearing, alongside a shift to property taxes instead of stamp duty, would improve affordability while increasing government revenue.


    Higher energy prices are here to stay – here's what we can do about it
    Higher energy prices are here to stay – here's what we can do about it

    Politicians need to tell consumers a harsh truth: high electricity prices, well above A$50 per MWh, are here to stay.


    Look up #happycity and here's what you'll find
    Look up #happycity and here's what you'll find

    City planners and designers want to build cities that are liveable, healthy and smart. Yet, in the abundance of research and guidelines on how to make healthy cities, happiness seems to be missing.


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