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A Tale of Three Cities…

London, New York, Perth? I cannot recall if I mentioned Urban Observatory when it was released in July – a collaboration between the founder of TED – Richard Saul Wurman, Radical Media, and Esri.  It is a brilliant interface to … Continue reading

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A Bright Future for Perth? Yes Please!

It has been a busy time for all things Perth and planning… this week saw the fruition of 4 years of work for the Committee for Perth in the release of their Towards a Brighter Future – A vision for … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Population Today

You may have noticed that I have not contributed as much in the form of posts in the recent months.  Part of that is that we (my wife and I) were preparing for our own increase in population – our addition … Continue reading

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A New Year – A New Plan?

Welcome to 2012! A New Year always heralds new opportunities and the need to plan for the year to come.  Following up from some comments on my last post about CCI’s recommendation to the state government to develop a Strategic … Continue reading

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Rural Revival?

I had the opportunity to tour a bit of the wheatbelt earlier this month to get a better understanding of the challenges (and opportunities) that the rural regions of our state face. It was good to head into the trip … Continue reading

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Global Planning Ideas Get Shared – I hope

Last week Perth had the fortune of UWA hosting the 2011 World Planning Schools Congress.  Some 500 planning scholars from all over the world (I believe that there were only 150 Australians in the mix!) spent 4 days presenting, networking, … Continue reading

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Super Towns Named

I read this morning that the first round of Super Towns have been identified and named by Brendon Grylls for WA from an article in the West Australian.  They are: Katanning Collie Esperance Northam Jurien Bay Morawa Boddington Manjimup Margaret … Continue reading

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Northern Exposure

Well I’ve managed to make it back down to Perth after a whirlwind tour of the north – it was a fantastic experience and a great way of gaining a greater understanding of some of the issues that the North-West … Continue reading

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Pilbara here we come

Some of you may recall I posted some time back about the fantastic opportunity I have had to take part in the 2011 Leadership WA program. It has been a privilege to be able to gain access to some of … Continue reading

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Super Town Update… Some Progress

Back in February I mentioned the Leader of the National Party here in WA – Brendon Grylls proposing the focus on development of Super Towns as a possible policy to aid in the appropriate expansion of country towns on the … Continue reading

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