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Crystal Legacy

Crystal Legacy

Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning, University of Melbourne
Crystal Legacy is the coordinator of the new subject Urban Transport Politics at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests are in the area of urban policy and conflict, urban governance, democratic planning and urban infrastructure politics in Australian and Canadian cities.

We're still fighting city freeways after half a century

Dec 11, 2019 11:59 am UTC| Insights & Views

This is the third article in a series to mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Melbourne Transportation Plan. Like the modernist plans of its time, the 1969 Melbourne Metropolitan Transportation Plan was bold in...

Market-led infrastructure may sound good but not if it short-changes the public

Dec 03, 2019 03:42 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The privatisation of services in Australian cities has weakened public control of key infrastructure. This is likely to accelerate as governments look to market-led proposals to provide infrastructure. For nearly three...

$500m for station car parks? Other transport solutions could do much more for the money

Apr 08, 2019 05:18 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Half a billion dollars sounds like a lot of money, but that really depends on what youre spending it on. In Tuesdays federal budget, the Coalition government announced its Commuter Car Park Fund, a A$500 million package...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of February consumer confidence, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries jumped during Tuesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys Consumer Board consumer confidence for the month of February, scheduled to be released today by 15:00GMT, besides, the 2-year auction, also...

Nevada debate highlights: The dance of women leaders and limited economic opportunity

Editors note: Six Democratic candidates met on the debate stage in Las Vegas on Feb. 19, discussing health care, immigration, billionaires and economic equality as well as the name of the president of Mexico. We asked two...

CNY unlikely to recover solidly given overnight risk-off sentiment, says Commerzbank

Given the risk-off sentiment overnight, it is hard to expect to see a solid recovery in the Chinese yuan, after the currency touched lower due to somewhat improving virus headlines, according to the latest research report...

Australian ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence declines on weakness in financial conditions

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence declined 0.7 percent last week, driven lower by weakness in financial conditions. Current finances fell 4 percent compared to the prior week, while future finances declined...

Australian bonds tad up in silent session tracking U.S. Treasuries amid decline in S&P500

Australian bonds remained tad higher on Tuesday tracking a similar movement in the United States Treasuries amid a silent trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, the SP500 index...

Politics

What liberals and conservatives get wrong about free expression on college campuses

When it comes to understanding disputes over free expression on college campuses, such as speakers getting disinvited or having their speeches interrupted, conservatives tend to blame liberal professors for indoctrinating...

Craigslist turns 25 – a reminder that a more democratic version of the internet can still thrive

Fake news. Online surveillance. Phishing scams. Biased algorithms. Its easy to be cynical about the internet, and harder to remember a time when being online felt less commercial and more democratic. But there was a...

Vigilantes and private security are policing the internet where governments have failed

The internet revolution of the past 20 years has opened up countless new ways for people to shop, bank, find love and to commit crimes. Every time we switch on a computer, open an email, view a website or make an online...

How vulnerable is Xi Jinping over coronavirus? In today's China, there are few to hold him to account

Brand Peoples Republic of China is wobbling, as if the massive picture of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square was swaying with an earthquake tremor. But it can only actually fall if pushed from inside. The handling of the...

Donald Trump lashes out and threatens Adam Schiff for 'leaking intelligence' in a Twitter rant

Seeing President Donald Trump lash out on his enemies and make snide remarks on social media regarding those people has become the norm. Congressman Adam Schiff is once again one of his recent targets on social media as...

Science

SpaceX Starlink satellites to take part in US Air Force live-fire exercise

Because of the number of asteroids that have been coming close to the Earth, space agencies all over the world, and particularly in the United States like NASA, have begun developing defenses against otherworldly objects...

Archaeologists find secret chamber behind King Tutankhamun's tomb

King Tutankhamun is one of the most famous Egyptian royalties in history, with his golden tomb making him even more famous after his death. A discovery made by a group of archaeologists reveals that there is more to King...

Buzz Aldrin reveals he had his own moon landing strategy in mind during iconic moon landing mission

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are known for being the first two people to ever set foot on the moon following the historic Apollo 11 mission. An old interview back in 2016 reveals that Aldrin had his own ideas as to how...

Asteroids: Study reveals that asteroid collisions can be beneficial for the environment

Asteroid collisions are mainly seen as a cause of concern and understandably so. However, a new study suggests that these space rocks can actually help the environment. Researchers from the University of Tsukuba studied...

Technology

Sex in space: Could technology meet astronauts' intimate needs?

The 2018 movie A.I. Rising explores how machines could fulfill desires and support humans during space travel. Lo and behold, it might contain the solution to problems related to space exploration. Astronauts, despite...

‘League of Legends’ developer Riot Games says $10M is already a fair settlement for the gender discrimination lawsuit

Riot Games, the developer of the hit title League of Legends has released a statement to the ongoing lawsuit accusing the company of having a bro culture as well as gender discrimination. In its statement, the company...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ devs explain how the new ‘ReMind’ gameplay features work

The highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3: ReMind DLC is finally available to all players with access to the action role-playing game from Square Enix. Since the DLC has just launched on Xbox One, players using this platform...

‘The Sims 5’: 3 things to expect from its gameplay features

EA and Maxis are still all-out in pushing for new content and expansions packs for the current installment of their popular life simulation game. However, the rumor mill has been rife with expectations about the release...

Microsoft Surface Book 3 with 32GB of RAM could be announced this Spring

Microsoft will be launching the Surface Book 3 and the Surface Go 2 this coming Spring based on recent reports. There wont be major design changes to the exteriors of both devices, according to Petri. However, buyers can...
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