April 4, 2021

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Melbourne is getting closer to overtaking Sydney in population – what does it mean for both cities?

Sydney’s high cost of living is leading a renaissance of the Victorian capital, narrowing the population gap to 200,000 people – the closest since 1930

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/04/melbourne-is-getting-closer-to-overtaking-sydney-in-population-what-does-it-mean-for-both-cities

March 26, 2021

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Riders Are Abandoning Buses and Trains. That’s a Problem for Climate Change

“Public transit offers a simple way for cities to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but the pandemic has pushed ridership, and revenue, off a cliff in many big systems”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/25/climate/buses-trains-ridership-climate-change.html?referringSource=articleShare

March 21, 2021

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‘A long road’: the Australian city aiming to give self-driving cars the green light | Self-driving cars | The Guardian

Ipswich is an ideal place to trial technology to bring fully self-driving cars to Australian cities. But the project has had to overcome a lot of road bumps

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/mar/21/a-long-road-the-australian-city-aiming-to-give-self-driving-cars-the-green-light

March 20, 2021

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‘The future of housing’: California desert to get America’s first 3D-printed neighborhood | 3D printing

“Rise in 3D-printed homes comes as California’s housing crisis continues to rage, with 1.8m to 3.5m new units needed by 2025”

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/mar/18/california-housing-coachella-3d-printed-houses

March 16, 2021

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Europe doubles down on cycling in post-Covid recovery plans

Success of schemes during pandemic has led many cities to plan vastly expanded bike networks

Source: Europe doubles down on cycling in post-Covid recovery plans | Cycling | The Guardian

March 16, 2021

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Australian e-scooters’ bumpy ride: ‘Like when automobiles appeared on streets filled with horses’

The popularity of personal mobility devices is surging – as is public opposition to their use

Australian e-scooters’ bumpy ride: ‘Like when automobiles appeared on streets filled with horses’ | Transport | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/mar/15/australian-e-scooters-bumpy-ride-like-when-automobiles-appeared-on-streets-filled-with-horses