June 9, 2021

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https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/to-cbd-or-not-to-cbd-covid-s-question-for-the-future-of-melbourne-20210603-p57xqj.html?btis

To CBD or not to CBD? COVID’s question for the future of Melbourne

Behind the daily discussion of lockdowns, vaccines and quarantine, the pandemic has sparked a quiet but intense battle over the future of Melbourne.”

June 4, 2021

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The Economist | Geopolitics and business

“America and China now dominate global business. That is a wake-up call for other countries”

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/06/05/the-new-geopolitics-of-global-business?frsc=dg%7Ce

May 28, 2021

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The future of Melbourne’s parklets

With the lease of some parklets coming to an end, questions remain around the public value these spaces have added to Melbourne streets.”

https://www.foreground.com.au/planning-policy/the-future-of-melbournes-parklets/

May 28, 2021

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Can Removing Highways Fix America’s Cities?

By Nadja Popovich, Josh Williams and Denise LuMay 27, 2021

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Built in the 1950s to speed suburban commuters to and from downtown, Rochester’s Inner Loop destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, replacing them with a broad, concrete trench that separated downtown from the rest of the city.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/05/27/climate/us-cities-highway-removal.html?referringSource=articleShare

May 24, 2021

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Do you have a fear of returning to the office? | Work & careers | The Guardian

If they want us back, will we go? And how can managers make workplaces more enticing? Emma Beddington wonders if office life will ever be the same again

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2021/may/23/do-you-have-a-fear-of-returning-to-the-office-and-will-workplace-life-ever-be-the-same

May 22, 2021

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Why are our cities built for 6ft-tall men? The female architects who fought back

Fed up living in a world designed by and for men, 80s design activists Matrix declared war on every urban obstacle in their way. And their impact is still being felt today

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/may/19/why-are-our-cities-built-for-6ft-tall-men-the-female-architects-who-fought-back?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other