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March Issue | #1 2020

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Edition #1 | March 2020

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Future Advocacy for Equality in Property

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At almost two metres tall, Marcus Skeggs stands out. But when he wore a sequined black tuxedo to a national award ceremony in October 2019 – flanked by management and colleagues from property technology company DisplaySweet – he made quite the impression.

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To Tree or Not to Tree — that is the challenge

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People hate trees … on or neighbouring their own property. They love trees … on someone else’s property, distant from perceived potential impacts. Yes, it is a genuine example of “not in my my backyard” (NIMBY) syndrome. So how do we establish trees in an urban environment?

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Lessons on megacity trends: Interview with Dr Parag Khanna

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Dr Parag Khanna is an expert on global connectivity as Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. He has consulted on global trends, technological disruptions, market entry strategies and economic master planning to governments around the globe. He has been named one of the “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” by Esquire Magazine and was recently an adviser to the US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 program.

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The End of Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme

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Originally, the capped amount was $30,000 per dwelling in greenfield areas in metro Sydney, with $5,000 incremental rises up to $45,000 through to 30 June 2020 and uncapped from 1 July 2020.

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