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The future of Australia’s cities – Green or grim?

Greens spokesperson on sustainable cities Senator Scott Ludlam said the National Sustainability Council's report released today "drives home the need for new thinking on urban planning to deal with growing populations, pollution, congestion, and housing affordability".

"Bad urban planning has turned up bad results. People are struggling to find affordable places to live and are spending more time and money getting to and from work. Poor planning costs the economy and the environment.

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State of the Cities shows need for new thinking on housing and transport

The State of the Cities Report shows the urgent need for a coordinated approach to transport and housing, Australian Greens sustainable cities spokesperson Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said today.

"The Report vindicates what advocates of sustainable urban planning have been saying for more than a decade," Senator Ludlam said. "On one hand the supply of housing is not meeting demand, on the other hand urban sprawl solves one problem by creating more problems."

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