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Essay on Narrative Cities by Jeremy Gill

Assemble Papers and The Fifth Estate have published "Narrative Cities", an essay by urban planner and SGS Senior Consultant Jeremy Gill. 

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The growing gap between the inner city and outer suburbs

SGS Principal Terry Rawnsley spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald about the growing lifestyle differences between those who live in the inner suburbs and those who live in the outer suburbs of Australian cities, in particular, social and economic differences.

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Recent vertical zoning innovation

SGS Senior Consultant Yilong Shi, spoke to The Age about a recent ‘vertical zoning’ innovation.

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SGS research contributes to latest State of Australian Cities report

Research undertaken by SGS Economics and Planning has contributed to the latest State of Australian Cities report produced by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. This State of Australian Cities highlights the broader economic importance and benefits of the cities to the nation. Australia is a highly urbanised country.

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SGS contributes to Committee for Sydney paper on Sydney Financial Services

SGS has contributed to the latest Committee for Sydney issues paper titled Bringing benefits to all - How Sydney’s financial services sector leads the Australian economy.

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How globalisation is helping to push up our property prices

Terry Rawnsley, SGS Principal, spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald on the globalisation of Sydney and Melbourne and how this has contributed to rising house prices. Housing prices are driven by a range of factors including interest rates, supply of new dwellings, population growth and income growth.

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Governance in Transition - Pat Fensham publishes chapter on Sydney Metropolitan Strategy

Pat Fensham, SGS Principal and Partner, has contributed a chapter on recent Sydney Metropolitan Strategy to a book that has been released by Springer.

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Analysis of Building Approval data - March 2015

Looking at the building approvals data over a long period provides some insights into the housing market dynamics of Australia’s two largest cities. Sydney and Melbourne accounted for 42 per cent of all dwelling approvals in the March 2015 quarter.


Melbourne Quarterly Seminar - Making the most of Infrastructure Victoria

On the 16th April 2015, SGS Economics & Planning hosted an event to inform public debate about what Infrastructure Victoria might do and how it might go about doing it. In particular, the following questions were posed to the guest speakers:

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Marcus Spiller speaks on metropolitan governance

Marcus Spiller, SGS Principal, spoke on metropolitan governance at the Cox/UNSW forum on democracy and the city held in Sydney on April 22, 2015.