• Melbourne’s big build

    Janet Stanley     |      June 25, 2024

    Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop aims to help the city become more equitable – but better integration of land use and transport could deliver more benefits for less money

  • Protecting Melbourne’s ‘green wedges’

    Janet Stanley     |      July 3, 2021

    The natural areas of Melbourne are under increasing threat despite growing evidence of their importance for people as well as wildlife.

  • Learning from disaster

    Janet Stanley     |      May 29, 2020

    Australia was largely unprepared for either the major bushfires of the summer or the current pandemic. The government’s response to each was very difficult, but both hold lessons as we plan to face future challenges.

  • Urban sprawl and climate change are increasing fire dangers

    Janet Stanley     |      February 10, 2019

    Action has been taken to improve people’s safety in the event of bushfires, but two key risk factors – urban sprawl and climate change – aren’t being addressed.