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Safe Cities Conference

On August 23 Michael Bayliss (President, VicTas Branch)  was invited to speak to the national Safe Cities conference on the topic: 'The Impact on Rapid Population Growth in Urban Centres'.  Michael used Melbourne and other Australian cities as case examples as to how rapidly growing cities affect public safety through bad building design, health sector infrastructure, psychology and well-being,  and long term environmental viability.

Michael Bayliss Safe Cities by Sustainable Population Australia

December 8 2016

Submission to Inquiry into Affordable Housing by Sustainable Population Australia

SPA
Sustainable Population Australia Inc (SPA) is a national environmental organisation that was established in 1988 in Canberra and now has six branches nationally. While primarily concerned about population from an environmental point of view, SPA is also concerned about the economic and social implications of population growth, which inevitably includes housing and its affordability.
 
This submission is confined to the relationship between housing (un)affordability and population growth.
 
September 6 2015

Global urbanisation good for some but bad for nature

A UN Report[i] to be issued tomorrow (July 10), the day before World Population Day, will note that by 2050 about two-thirds of all humans will live in urban areas. Most of the anticipated urban growth by 2050 will occur in Asia and Africa. Already, more than half the global population lives in cities.

July 11 2014

Greening cities not enough to ensure sustainable communities

Greening cities, the theme of this year’s Earth Day, is a noble objective but not enough to ensure sustainable communities, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Only by stabilising population numbers in cities can sustainability hope to be achieved, says SPA’s national president, Ms Jenny Goldie.

May 1 2014

Rudd plays into hands of development lobby

By agreeing to be keynote speaker at the National Conference of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) tomorrow, Kevin Rudd is playing into the hands of the development lobby, according to Sustainable Population Australia Inc (SPA).  Rudd will be speaking on 'Population Growth for a Stronger Economy' at the UDIA conference in Melbourne.
 
SPA National President Sandra Kanck says the development lobby has a vested interest in population growth since it reaps the profits without paying any of the costs.
 

March 13 2013

Kelvin Thompson MP's speech at a meeting of Protectors of Public Lands Victoria

Kelvin Thompson, Federal Member for Wills in Coburg, Melbourne, has again pointed out that "A bigger Melbourne is not a better Melbourne". Fimmaker and SPA member Fred Zervas has recorded his speech which you can see at: http://vimeo.com/36865208

March 28 2012

20 to 50 year bold vision for expanded CBD

A letter from the SPA Vic Branch to the Victorian Minister for Planning, Hon. Matthew Guy, MLC regarding visions for Melbourne's future.

March 26 2012

Quiet words in Minister’s ear is not easy listening

There’s a growing volume of letters to daily papers with story after story of community outrage at Victoria’s Planning Minister.

The illogical actions of Minister Guy last week over the Ventnor matter is far from a one-off as people around the state send in their particular tale of Ministerial interference or inconsistency.

November 12 2011

City's fringe crumbles under unsupported growth - 22 July 2010

Adelaide - INFRASTRUCTURE on the city's fringe is already buckling under pressure, before massive population increases flagged in the state 30-Year Plan have even begun.

September 16 2011

Beijing's population surges near 20 million - 24 July 2010

Beijing municipal people's congress revealed this week that the Chinese capital now has 19.72 million inhabitants, growing by over 3 per cent in the past 2 years. Previous estimates had predicted that the city's population would swell to that level a decade later than it has. According to the guidelines regarding Beijing's development between 2004 and 2020 set by the State Council, the number of permanent residents living in capital should have been capped below 18 million until the end of 2020.

September 16 2011

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