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Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist last month

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist last month

Alan DaviesMay 5, 2016

Including infrastructure costs, elevated rail, Calatrava's NY rail station, fantasy rail, parking, cycling, sports stadia, High Speed Rail, Grand Prix, Fairfax clickbait, empty homes, dwelling diversity, and more

What to do about schools and

What to do about schools and "rich switch"?

Alan DaviesMay 4, 20163 Comments

Some parents are avoiding "undesirable" local primary schools and sending their children to out-of-zone schools. That has a raft of ill effects but there are no easy solutions

Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

Alan DaviesMay 3, 2016

The bicycle is already a serious mode of urban travel but riders are vulnerable in traffic - the fashion for very dark tinting of car windows threatens the potential of cycling

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Turnbull's Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

Turnbull's Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

Alan DaviesMay 2, 20164 Comments

The Prime Minister's vaunted Smart Cities Plan is light on actions but it offers some interesting insights into the Government's thinking on cities policy

How should our cities prepare for self-driving vehicles?

How should our cities prepare for self-driving vehicles?

Alan DaviesApr 27, 201614 Comments

City managers aren't doing much to get ready for self-driving vehicles yet the signs are they'll be ready to use on public roads very soon - as autonomous buses and trams

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Alan DaviesApr 21, 201615 Comments

There's pressure to expand the proposed Melbourne Metro project to incorporate a new station at South Yarra; but the Government insists it can't be justified

How important is public transport?

How important is public transport?

Alan DaviesApr 20, 201610 Comments

New data provides valuable and possibly surprising insights into how Australian city dwellers use public transport and its potential to change the nature of urban travel

Will capping the number of bottle shops contain family violence?

Will capping the number of bottle shops contain family violence?

Alan DaviesApr 18, 20163 Comments

A Melbourne Council opposes a new Dan Murphy's packaged liquor outlet because its concerned it would increase the number of family violence incidents within the municipality

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Alan DaviesApr 14, 20166 Comments

Fairfax ran an article on High Speed Rail yesterday that shouldn’t have survived even a basic credibility test. It's as if all those who used to do the sub-editing have been 'let go'

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Alan DaviesApr 13, 20166 Comments

Improving the experience of occasional users of public transport - those who might use it only to go to the footy - is a key way of building community support for system improvements