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Catherine Carter

A lover of books and beauty, a seasoned traveller and a 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 Indigo Consulting Australia where she provides 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, and the National Association of Women in Construction Crystal Vision Award in 2017.

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Christmas cheer in the city

A few years back, I spent my Christmas holidays in Europe. In Paris, the...

Catherine Carter

Designed for dogs

A teetering tower of dog treats, a reflective pool for hot paws to cool...

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Smart cities: Beyond the buzzwords

The way we design and build cities is set for the biggest shakeup since...

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How to get over Canberra’s growing pains

Not wanting Canberra to grow is like wanting to freeze frame your child at...

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Why the Canberra region is Australia’s best kept secret

Where else could you start the day walking on a pristine beach in the...

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Does Canberra have some of the country’s best buildings?

When compared with more established cities around the world, it’s easy to dismiss Canberra...

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Why Lonely Planet can help us share Canberra’s story

News that Canberra has garnered Lonely Planet’s imprimatur as one of the world’s top...

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Stupid no more: Building a smart city

Australia’s cities are stupid. Once you start looking, you can’t un-see the stupidity. Congested...

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