Lauren A Gerrand

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Election 2013 Issues News, Research and Analysis - The Conversation

From the moment prime minister Kevin Rudd called the election on August 4, The Conversation has kept you up-to-date and informed with the best …

Australia

Growing out versus filling in: how about we all grow up?

It’s a debate that’s been raging for decades and dominates academic and popular urban planning discourse: urban sprawl versus urban densification. Is …

Energy Efficiency

We are destroying the joint

Without really knowing what he was saying, Alan Jones was right – we are “destroying the joint”.<p>Any dispassionate assessment of the state of “the …

Nobel Prize

Stock market tip: use Google Trends

What a curious thing the stock market is; so powerful, yet so flighty. Like a school of sardines, it moves as one, changing direction nimbly when …

Stock Markets

Let's settle this: inner city living is more sustainable

There’s plenty of debate over the future of sustainable urban planning. Is it outer suburban sprawl that’s unsustainable, or is it high-density inner …

Sustainability

Coal and gas fail the test when it comes to environmental impact

There has been an acceleration in the number of coal seam gas and mining proposals approved in Australia.<p>Since 2010, eight projects have been given …

Wales

The future of rural enterprises in the global food chain

To outsiders Western Australia may appear as a state with a buoyant economy riding a wave of mining and energy investment, but away from the …

Agriculture