Resilient Melbourne: Putting people at the centre  

This is the third in a series of posts on AECOM’s work with cities participating in the 100 Resilient Cities program, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. The program supports 100 cities globally in tackling issues of globalization, urbanization and climate change by developing a resilience strategy under the leadership of a chief resilience officer. AECOM has assisted […]

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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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People power for a connected Sydney

In her 1961 book, The Death and Life Of Great American Cities, writer and activist Jane Jacobs wrote, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” While Jacobs’ book was primarily a critique of 1950s American planning policy, her quote above remains relevant over […]

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Citizens in city-making

Community participation is a constant and often criticized element of the city planning and policy-making process. Can the individual citizen’s voice really factor into the city’s future? Jennifer McAllister of AECOM’s Infrastructure Advisory in Sydney spoke with the Centre for Livable Cities in Singapore about the challenges and opportunities of the public engagement process. Listen […]

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What recent protests in Brazil mean for cities and planning

Cidade da Copa, development planned for Recife, Brazil around the 2014 World Cup. In an op-ed in the New York Times last month (“Let them eat soccer”, June 25), the Brazilian writer Elio Gaspari captured the corrosive effects governmental corruption and class divergence have had in Brazil. But the echoes of recent protests may carry […]

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