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Catherine Carter

A lover of books and beauty, a seasoned traveller and creative thinker, Catherine is passionate about Canberra. Head of the Property Council of Australia’s Canberra office for more than a decade, Catherine now heads up a boutique consulting firm, Indigo Consulting Australia, where she provides a range of specialist business and communication advisory services with a focus on urban environments, new forms of collaboration, community building and diversity. Catherine was the recipient of the Telstra Business Women’s ACT Community and Government Award in 2010.

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Why Canberra is the nation’s clever capital

A new assessment of Australia’s 25 largest cities has found Canberra really is the...

Catherine Carter

Why Canberrans have many reasons to be cheerful

With all the headlines of doom and gloom, you could be forgiven for thinking...

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A better life on the block?

Are we looking towards a future of high-rise hell? Or could apartment living give...

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Could Minecraft help us build a better city?

It’s been called the ultimate sandbox game, but now Minecraft’s imaginary worlds are being...

Catherine Carter

Are we building a city of inequality?

Urban optimists – and I put myself in this category – laud the rise...

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Keep off the grass?

Visit many of the big cities of the world – from Hong Kong to...

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Putting art at the heart of our city

From classical Greek sculptors to Venetian glassblowers, from the Beat poets of New York...

Catherine Carter

Why density is the secret to a liveable city

The world’s most liveable cities aren’t packed with people – but neither are they...

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