Glasgow’s race for gold

The Commonwealth Games meet a host city in flux, says David Hayes

24 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

The Jokowi phenomenon

In Jakarta, Ross Tapsell profiles the city governor who could be the next president of Indonesia

16 Jan 14 | Comments (0)

The rising costs of the great Australian dream

Without a change in policies, an ageing population is likely to reduce housing affordability and increase inequality, writes Peter Mares

28 Aug 13 | Comments (1)

Dealing with Australia’s housing pain

It’s time for the federal government to take seriously the shortage of affordable housing, writes Harold Levien

05 Jul 13 | Comments (6)

Surveillance society

A high-tech system of social control is being superimposed on China’s network of urban neighbourhoods, writes James Leibold in Beijing

04 Jul 13 | Comments (0)

Can we afford to get back on the rails?

Australia’s largest cities still rely heavily on massive investments in rail before the second world war. With renewed interest in rail as a way of dealing with congestion, Peter Mares looks at what history can tell us about the value of reinvesting in railways

12 Dec 12 | Comments (1)

Canberra: what sort of city?

Twenty-five years on, we’re still asking the same question, writes Margo Saunders

09 Nov 12 | Comments (2)

Waiting for the great eighteenth

On the eve of China’s eighteenth party congress, life in Beijing is changing in increasingly obvious ways, writes Antonia Finnane

02 Nov 12 | Comments (0)