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Jessica Reynolds

Jessica Reynolds

November – Urban Planning News

Meet the startups reducing the horrors of moving house

Interstate removals start up, Muval, is an idea for solving pain points for  removalists. Trucks often travel interstate half empty, there was no easy way to book multiple jobs or use up empty space when trucks moved people across large distances. That’s what inspired Muval, a platform that lets users book available space in vehicles travelling interstate, so they can quickly arrange removal services without necessarily having to book a whole truck.

READ MORE IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Rise of the circular economy: Ikea announces furniture buy-back scheme

The buy-back service allows customers to return old furniture in exchange for a gift voucher. This is a step IKEA is taking towards it’s commitment to be ““100 per cent circular and climate positive” by 2030!

READ MORE AT THE NEW DAILY

No congestion busting benefit from Brisbane's 10 billion toll roads expert

Transport and urban planning specialist says that Brisbane no longer receives congestion busting benefits from it’s three underground road runnels after a decade an $10 billion in costs.

READ MORE IN THE BRISBANE TIMES

Lighting Strikes an Apartment Block

We saw an interesting facebook post where lightning struck an apartment block! As in the photo, it struck the corner of a concrete slab, “blasting off about a kilogram of concrete and exposing the reinforcement inside”.

LINK TO FACEBOOK POST

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