Street parties to plan better suburbs

Street parties to plan better suburbs

FIVE street parties are happening this weekend in Hobart and they’re more than just fun local outings. They also signal new ways of thinking about…

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Cities are for living, not just cars

Cities are for living, not just cars

ON A RECENT VISIT TO NEW YORK, I stood in front of a Brooklyn subway station about 40 minutes from Manhattan, looking at an empty,…

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Andrew Inglis Clark

Andrew Inglis Clark

Ask me for a Tasmanian political hero, and I’d say Andrew Inglis Clark. Clark may not be a household name. But by any measure, he…

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My ideas for Hobart's future

My ideas for Hobart’s future

Hobart is changing. I feel a buzz of optimism. And not just here – people around the world are talking about the beautiful, historic, creative…

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Tasmania - a home for asylum seekers

Tasmania – a home for asylum seekers

At last count there were estimated to be at least 15 million refugees under the care of the United Nations globally, with war and conflicts…

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Battery Point walkway

Battery Point walkway

Controversy has swirled around the proposed Battery Point Walkway for more than ten years. In that time there have been flurries of contentious debate in the media, the Hobart City Council and community organisations.

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Climate movement’s new challenge

Climate movement’s new challenge

In 1997, a group of international colleagues put the hard word on me at the Kyoto Protocol talks in Japan. “Anna, there are two places…

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The people's mountain

The people’s mountain

Wellington Park is a much loved feature of Hobart life, and its proper management is of great interest to the community. The proposal to build…

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These feet were made for walking

These feet were made for walking

We need to get our kids moving, for the sake of their health. As a busy parent I am guilty of sometimes running my kids…

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Let's celebrate street art

Let’s celebrate street art

Some people love to hate graffiti, but the best way to fight unsightly tagging is to encourage and celebrate public street art. By street art…

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