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John Thistleton Twenty-three years ago young families populated Canberra's outlying suburbs with big backyards - but didn't use them the way we do today.
John Thistleton This is the school where no parking officer dares go, where bus zones and pedestrian crossings become drop-off zones for parents delivering and collecting their children.
John Thistleton Ignorant drivers, poor planning and public transport are making children's journeys to and from school more dangerous.
John Thistleton Manuka retailers want fellow traders to help them polish the upmarket shopping precinct.
John Thistleton Antonio Ciancio's vegie garden looks like a market plot in Italy's Catanzaro province from where he migrated in 1956.
John Thistleton Property developer Jeff Konstantinou says his ''university of life'' education began in his father's shoe repair shop in Canberra in 1963.
John Thistleton Canberra businessman Eric Koundouris believes Australia would reap more rewards by embracing people from the financially troubled southern Mediterranean countries of Spain, Italy and Greece.
John Thistleton They came from postwar Europe to Canberra with little or nothing, but they've made an indelible mark on the capital.
John Thistleton Sotiria Liangis has spent about seven years building the O'Malley mansion and says it will stand for 300 years.
John Thistleton Filippo Aricidiacono was 11 when he shaved his first customer and 15 when he finished his apprenticeship.
John Thistleton Migrants lived in barracks, or garages and some took a punt on landing a job in Canberra.
John Thistleton Water scientist says network of concrete channels carrying stormwater to the city's lakes are a planning tragedy.
John Thistleton The National Capital Authority's new chief executive says Lake Burley Griffin is underused around the edges and on the water's surface.
John Thistleton An urban planner will head the National Capital Authority in Canberra.
John Thistleton Six months after former prime minister Kevin Rudd opened ASIO's new headquarters, the intelligence agency is yet to occupy the $700 million Parkes building.
John Thistleton Extra Christmas spending in Canberra is tipped to average $1437 per person this year.
John Thistleton Four partners operating Mr Sushi outlets in Canberra say they chose Cooleman Court because there were no other sushi stores there.
John Thistleton Once the cry rang out in the hills for crack riders with no regard for life or limb to round up brumbies.
John Thistleton Residents and community groups have warned that a 1000-page ACT government planning document introducing precinct codes covering most of Canberra could undermine existing development controls.
John Thistleton A new multi-level parking structure proposed for Woden Town Centre workers will feature licence-plate recognition to streamline peak-hour traffic.