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Articles by Alan Davies

Does the gong for ‘world’s most liveable city’ mean anything?

Five Australasian cities and three Canadian cities once again dominate the annual Global Liveability Index, but it doesn’t tell us much about cities as places to live, or the differences between them

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Who gives a shit about public transport users?

If you want to know if a public transport system is good – if it puts the wellbeing of travellers as its number one priority – then just measure the accessibilty and quality of toilets provided for users

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Fuel excise indexation: is the key issue low incomes?

Joe Hockey’s gaffe last week on the Government’s plan to restore fuel excise indexation highlights the need to address the low incomes of many Australians rather than oppose a sound policy

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Do the poor have fewer cars like Joe Hockey says?

Joe Hockey is right that rates of car ownership are lower for the “poor” relative to the “rich”, however what he overlooks is the great majority of lower income households nevertheless have a car

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Would a Veloway be a smart way to advance cycling?

A proposed elevated bicycle “freeway” in Melbourne’s CBD would separate cyclists from traffic, but it’s not necessary and the implicit philosophy could undermine the legitimacy of cycling

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Should a rail line to Perth Airport really be the priority?

The WA Government says it will build a train line to Perth airport for $2.2 billion, but it makes no economic or social sense; as with Melbourne airport, there’re much higher transport priorities

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Progressive narrative on city centre apartments falls short

Guest writer Grant Wyeth says it’s the progressive, not the conservative, narrative that’s doing the most damage to those who need access and opportunity in Melbourne’s apartment market

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Is Sydney’s Cloud Arch sculpture just a giant logo?

Sydney City Council’s proposed giant Cloud Arch sculpture looks good, but means little. Australia’s premier city should aspire to something more authentic than a giant logo

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Are government traffic congestion forecasts too high?

A draft Infrastructure Australia report says officially forecast traffic congestion is double what’s actually happening; flawed methodology overstates the need for new urban roads

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Why is Federation Square such a success?

The Landscape Architects Network says Melbourne’s Federation Square is the sixth best public square in the world, tipping out the likes of Times Square. Why is it so successful?

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