Built to last a generation: rapid change, then stability

Everybody has seen it, knows it, but we forget it. We build our cities for the long term. The rapid construction of new suburbs is followed by long periods of stability and much later a wave of renewal. This cycle can take 40 to 50 years, or the period of many people’s working lifetime. For a city, a person’s life span is a blink of an eye.

A play space everywhere

Play spaces are popping up all over Canberra. Canberra.bike provided a guide to play spaces and this is now updated in this post. A recent announcement by Chris Steel in May 2020 reminded us that there is more to come. Some were already in the 2019 ACT Budget, but a few have been brought forward. There is good news here for everybody.