Sydney's open spaces
NSW councils have sold, developed or reclassified more than 20 per cent of public urban open space in the past decade, a figure state environmental groups are labelling as a "crisis point".
As Sydney's population and its need for man-made infrastructure grows, its natural features, bushland and wildlife are under increasing pressure. My map provides immediate insight into the situation supporting the article's argument.
From a technical perspective it was the analysis, correction and preparation of the mostly supplied data, that was really interesting. It involved manually mapping areas such as the Georges River estuary and the CBD to Randwick lightrail's proposed tracks, a nerdy, yet fascinating task.
Read the story at smh.com.au/environment/-giu1t9