Is this the future?

The North Sydney Council has released two planning studies concerned with civic spaces and functions in the city centre.

It’s a mixture of good news and bad news. Actually, more of the latter.

The studies were carried out by expert consultancies, apparently under severe constraints.

How else can we explain why these two glossy reports — to improve the pedestrian experience in the North Sydney city centre — don’t mention sunlight, or wind, or slope, or the impacts (and opportunities) of the metro, or the dire effects of traffic generated by the proposed road tunnels?

You can read our analysis, and access the reports, here.