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ALAN DAVIES | May 27, 2015 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 10 |

Should cars be banned from Sydney’s CBD?

Light rail in Sydney’s George St will greatly improve the amenity of this key thoroughfare; it would be even better if the NSW Government took serious action to remove cars from the CBD

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ALAN DAVIES | May 26, 2015 | MISCELLANEOUS | 4 |

Why are small dogs becoming more fashionable?

Small dogs are ousting larger dogs in the affections of Americans and, it seems likely, Australians too. One popular explanation is we’re living at higher densities but it’s likely there’s more to it

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ALAN DAVIES | May 25, 2015 | INFRASTRUCTURE | 4 |

Infrastructure: is there more to it than just building more?

Australian cities need to build more transport infrastructure to accommodate growth but it’s not just about more roads and more rails; they also need to manage demand in smarter ways

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ALAN DAVIES | May 21, 2015 | TRANSPORT - GENERAL | 36 |

Is driving quicker than taking the train?

Policy-makers should look at these numbers. Journeys made by car in Sydney are much faster than journeys made by train; they’re a long way from being substitutes for each other

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ALAN DAVIES | May 20, 2015 | SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY | 3 |

Does place matter for the life prospects of children?

New research suggests that where children grow up has a big influence on their life chances. Improving the life prospects of children living in poverty requires early intervention

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ALAN DAVIES | May 19, 2015 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 4 |

Should Melbourne Metro have a station at Sth Yarra?

Refusing to build a station in busy Sth Yarra as part of its promised Melbourne Metro rail line seems counter to good planning practice and looks politically risky for the Andrews Government

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ALAN DAVIES | May 18, 2015 | HOUSING | 16 |

Apartment standards: is this sham consultation?

The Victorian government say it wants to start a serious discussion on design standards for apartments. But it’s not telling the full story; it looks like it’s doing a bit of “design-washing”

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ALAN DAVIES | May 14, 2015 | MISCELLANEOUS | |

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

A list of the articles published on The Urbanist in April 2015, including driving vs public transport, cycling to rail stations, designing memorials, living in high-rise towers, and more

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ALAN DAVIES | May 13, 2015 | HOUSING | 17 |

Should there be more family friendly housing in the city centre?

There are ongoing calls for public intervention to ensure more 3 and 4 bedroom apartments are built in the city centre for families. It’s a popular idea, but the case for intervention is weak

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ALAN DAVIES | May 12, 2015 | INFRASTRUCTURE | 12 |

Does anyone really need to drive to the footy?

Despite good mass transit access, many visitors to stadiums like the MCG insist on driving to major events and causing severe traffic congestion. Very few of them really need to drive

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