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Urban Planners Queensland

News March – Urban Planning News

Brisbane's 'smart city' status goes under the microscope

Brisbane was the first city in Australia to brand itself a “smart city” in the mid-2000s.  Brisbane’s smart city goal is to work with residents, businesses, universities and start-ups to explore how innovation, technology and data can help accelerate progress towards achieving goals of liveability, sustainability and prosperity. 

Although, a QUT study has shown it has fallen below other Australian local government areas. The study attempted attempted to lay out what the term meant in practice and address the “major limitation” of existing ways to measure it.

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LNP promises more trees as Greens pledge to clean up planning laws

Brisbane’s lord mayor – Adrian Schrinner – has promised to fund green initiatives  if re-elected in the upcoming council election. This includes $9 million for thousands of street trees. Furthermore, the Greens have also announced that they will rework the council’s planning legislation to reduce the capability of developers to bypass height restrictions.

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Why this couple are donating the entire proceeds of their Brisbane home to charity

Queensland couple gives up their own house to raise hundreds and thousands of dollars towards a program they created to lower the high suicide rates in young men. After the death of their own nephew, Marcus Roberts, Jon and Simone Morgan created a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to prevent suicide in men aged 18-44. 

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