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ALAN DAVIES | November 26, 2015 | PLANNING | 7 |

Are councils dealing with the problem of inner suburban parking?

A recent court decision highlights the inability of local and state governments to deal effectively with the problems of parking in inner suburban areas where density is increasing

ALAN DAVIES | November 24, 2015 | CYCLING | 17 |

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?

Infrastructure is often cited as the explanation for Amsterdam’s astonishingly high bicycle use. And so it is, but what gets overlooked is topography. Hilly cities can’t do as well

ALAN DAVIES | November 23, 2015 | PLANNING | 2 |

Where are the most livable suburbs in Sydney?

Another week and another list of “most liveable something or others”. This one is for Sydney suburbs but like all league tables there’re more problems than virtues

ALAN DAVIES | November 18, 2015 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 18 |

Can we build a metro just like the one Paris’s got?

Many Australians form their views about how public transport should work from their experiences of cities in other countries. But we can’t expect to replicate something like the Paris Metro

ALAN DAVIES | November 17, 2015 | ARCHITECTURE & BUILDINGS | 2 |

Can Australian cities be built with a distinctive look?

Some cities like central Paris developed a characteristic built form; they have a distinctive urban character. Brisbane City Council aims to grow the centre of Brisbane with a distinguishing sub tropical spirit

ALAN DAVIES | November 16, 2015 | AIRPORTS & AVIATION | 15 |

Is it high time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

64 of the world’s busiest airports are served by heavy or light rail but Melbourne Airport, which ranks 50th, isn’t. Wisely, the Victorian Government has no plans to build a rail line yet

ALAN DAVIES | November 13, 2015 | MISCELLANEOUS | |

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in September

Including cycling, Turnbull’s cities policy, bike share, train strikes, walkability, suicide barriers, clustering, CBD towers, a museum of architecture, and more

ALAN DAVIES | November 12, 2015 | TRANSPORT - GENERAL | 14 |

Is more public transport the answer to traffic congestion?

A new report projects congestion is likely to continue increasing in Australian cities. There are the predictable calls for more public transport but, like motorways, transit won’t reduce congestion

ALAN DAVIES | November 11, 2015 | INFRASTRUCTURE | 6 |

What should Turnbull do to prepare our cities for the future?

Here are five “politically courageous” proposals to improve Australia’s major cities for the consideration of Malcolm Turnbull, Greg Hunt and Jamie Briggs

ALAN DAVIES | November 10, 2015 | PLANNING | 2 |

Cities: what’s the responsibility of the media?

It’s great that Fairfax is actively promoting discussion about cities and putting new information in the public realm; but with that goes a responsibility to ensure the input is useful and relevant


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