Archives for November 2015

The secret to growing a brilliant city

See our video, “Seeing More.” If you could describe the perfect city, how would it look and feel? Every person has their own opinion on what makes a city brilliant – stunning architecture, a great football team, or a beautiful waterfront that bustles with activity. However, brilliant cities share a number of common characteristics which […]

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Sport and the city

Successful sporting events have the power to impact the growth of an economy and inspire the future of a city. There’s something remarkable about the power of sport. It is much more than a game. The thrill of the spectacle, the roar of a crowd, the pride and tradition experienced at a successful sporting event […]

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Making the link: how major transit can unlock regional growth

Japan’s High Speed Rail Network was built in stages. By finding unique ways to fund and deliver key transit projects in Australia, our regional economies have the potential to flourish while playing a more significant role in accommodating population growth. Some may think that the major population growth in our cities will leave our regional […]

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Inside-out: the secret to successful city growth lies at the core

Moving towards a denser way of living does not mean abandoning what we cherish. Australia’s population is growing, and fast. But are we ready? With more and more people expected to live in urban areas, how can we successfully accommodate this growth while striking a balance between productivity and retaining our great quality of life? […]

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Creating healthy cities: vibrant and vital for a better future

Several European cities have have banned vehicles from their city centres in an attempt to create a more active, healthy community. The world’s great cities are exciting and dynamic places rich in experience, opportunity and potential. They are hubs of social interaction, commerce and culture, boasting exceptional places that we love to experience. As the […]

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Competitive territory: are our most important urban projects stuck in limbo?

A render of what the proposed E-Gate project could look like, created by the AECOM team. Our cities are growing, and need to house more and more people. The successful planning and delivery of city-shaping projects is critical to delivering that growth in the right way. Projects that will change the face of our major […]

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A Parra Matter: driving the transformation of Parramatta Road

Local businesses will benefit from the transformation of the main arterial between Parramatta and Sydney. Parramatta Road has been the main arterial between Sydney and Parramatta since before motorised traffic. Currently serving more than three million commuters each year, the corridor has become unbearably congested. Businesses have turned their shopfronts away from the road and […]

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