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Road pricing study to look at solutions for Sydney's chronic traffic

Road pricing study to look at solutions for Sydney's chronic traffic | Urban Places | Scoop.it
A national system of road-pricing - charging motorists according to how far they drive in exchange for cheaper petrol prices and registration fees - is likel
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Sydney's melting pot of language

Sydney's melting pot of language | Urban Places | Scoop.it
From Afrikaans to Telugu, Hebrew to Wu, the depth and diversity of languages in Sydney rivals some of the world's largest cities.
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Sydney on track for 'roads akin to Mexico City's without user pays'

Sydney on track for 'roads akin to Mexico City's without user pays' | Urban Places | Scoop.it
There's only one way to ensure our cities don't grind to a halt, Transurban warns.
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Sydney's vegetable basin losing ground to urban sprawl as land bankers speculate

Sydney's vegetable basin losing ground to urban sprawl as land bankers speculate | Urban Places | Scoop.it
The share of vegetables grown in the city's food basin is heading for a crash.
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Urban sprawl is threatening Sydney's foodbowl

Urban sprawl is threatening Sydney's foodbowl | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Farms on Sydney's fringes supply 20% of the city's food. That could drop by more than half if urban sprawl isn't kept in check.
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NSW to develop harbourfront land in biggest urban renewal project since Sydney Olympics

NSW to develop harbourfront land in biggest urban renewal project since Sydney Olympics | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Prized harbourfront land in Sydney’s inner west will be opened up to developers as the Baird government pursues the state's largest urban renewal program ...
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Who runs our cities? How governance structures around the world compare

Who runs our cities? How governance structures around the world compare | Urban Places | Scoop.it
As the planet becomes more urbanised and cities become larger, more complex and fragile, questions about governance become ever more significant
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How connected is your city? Urban transport trends around the world

How connected is your city? Urban transport trends around the world | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Cities in numbers: The densest cities can be the most efficient, lively and sustainable – but only if they boast effective management and design to minimise overcrowding and pollution
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Dharavi - National Geographic Magazine

Dharavi - National Geographic Magazine | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Dharavi: Mumbai's Shadow City - As Mumbai booms, the poor of its notorious Dharavi slum find themselves living in some of India's hottest real estate.

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Sydney A Contender For 'Big Six' World Cities - The Urban Developer.com (press release) (registration)

Sydney A Contender For 'Big Six' World Cities - The Urban Developer.com (press release) (registration) | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Sydney has been identified as a ‘future challenger’ to the Big Six of the ‘Established World Cities’ of Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York and Paris.
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The Global Extremes of Population Density

The Global Extremes of Population Density | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Only 5% of the world’s population lives in the entire blue region. For comparison, the same number of people live in the small red region. Update: What this map looks like as an equal area pr…
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In our Wi-Fi world, the internet still depends on undersea cables

In our Wi-Fi world, the internet still depends on undersea cables | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Thin cables about as big around as a garden hose traverse the Earth's oceans carrying all our intercontinental internet data. No one's in charge and no one's defending them.
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Sydney Is Getting The Library Of The Future

Sydney Is Getting The Library Of The Future | Urban Places | Scoop.it
The city of Sydney is setting up a new library inside a building that looks, depending on who you ask, like a stack of plates, a spaceship taking of
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60,000 jobs in western Sydney if appropriate attention paid: Deloitte

60,000 jobs in western Sydney if appropriate attention paid: Deloitte | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Another 1 million people are expected to be residents in the 14 Western Sydney divisions by 2031. Housing them will be a key focus for any government trying to shape a city.
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Sydney is too expensive for young people to take a risk on a good idea

Sydney is too expensive for young people to take a risk on a good idea | Urban Places | Scoop.it
When starting a business has the risk profile of a Game of Thrones character, how will we find the entrepreneurs to start up the start-ups, asks Dominic Knight.
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The most expensive cities to live and work

The most expensive cities to live and work | Urban Places | Scoop.it
It costs more to accommodate an employee in London than any other city, according to Savills' latest ranking of residential and office rental costs.
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Year of the Monkey: The changing face of Sydney's Chinatown

Year of the Monkey: The changing face of Sydney's Chinatown | Urban Places | Scoop.it
As Haymarket wakes up to the Year of the Monkey, the change that has crept over the inner-city suburb is developing into a brisk march.
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NSW Globe

NSW Globe displays New South Wales Government maps and spatial data including land parcels in Google Earth.
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Australia faces big opportunities and risks from China and India

Australia faces big opportunities and risks from China and India | Urban Places | Scoop.it
If I was a young person interested in demography there is one job that I would pursue relentlessly. I would do whatever it took to manoeuvre my way into the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division. Seriously, this group does the coolest stuff. Plus, it is based in New York. How good is that!
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This is the change everyone has been waiting for at London's Heathrow Airport - Business Insider

This is the change everyone has been waiting for at London's Heathrow Airport - Business Insider | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Major changes may be coming to London's Heathrow Airport.
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City Limits – new book exposes Australia’s great city divide and how to fix it | Grattan Institute

Media Release Sunday 1 March 2015 City Limits – new book exposes Australia’s great city divide and how to fix it The divide between where people live and
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World Population: The fall of Asia and the rise of Africa

World Population: The fall of Asia and the rise of Africa | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Population of the World, 1800-2100* country size = share of world population // * 2100 population figures are projections from the UN’s Population Division gif version For thousands of years,…
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City slickers take to the country

City slickers take to the country | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Regional NSW is calling for new residents as part of the "Evocities" campaign.
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