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Is promoting health and fitness a winning strategy for cycling?

Emphasising the exercise and health benefits is a good way to promote cycling in the short term but it might make it harder to win serious mode share in Australian cities in the long run

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Are these outer suburbs “food deserts”?

Michelle Obama popularised the idea that “food deserts” with too few healthy food stores (and too many fast food outlets) are a key cause of bad health, but it misses the underlying problem

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Building an education revolution: 600 schools in five years!

Nick Bastow’s great great grandfather was one of Australia’s most influential architects. In the 1870s he built what today would be an average of five schools in every Melbourne suburb

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Do barriers reduce the number of suicides?

It’s often argued that anti-suicide barriers at jumping sites are a waste of time: those intent on killing themselves go elsewhere. However a recent study says barriers really do save lives

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What’s the geography of licensed firearms?

Licensed gun ownership is mostly a country phenomenon, but even if you live in the inner suburbs it’s likely there are hundreds of firearms in dwellings within the same postcode as you

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A new high school for inner city Sydney – what can we learn?

The Member for the seat of Sydney is campaigning for a new high school in his electorate. Controversially, he’s proposing giving local students access to selective Sydney High

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Would a McDonalds in this town be all downside?

Residents of ex-urban Tecoma are fiercely resisting a proposed McDonalds restaurant which they fear will destroy the character of their village. But would a McDonalds be all downside?

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How big can a hospital get?

The Texas Medical Centre concentrates more than 15 hospitals and a range of medicine-related institutions in 1,000 acres. It’s a powerful example of the benefits of agglomeration and specialisation

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Should smoking on streets be banned?

A Councillor’s proposal to ban smoking in public places could effectively make the city centre an unwelcome place for a significant proportion of the population

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Which are the world’s best cities for students?

International study specialist, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), released its 2012 World University Rankings this week. Four Australian universities are in the top 50: ANU (24), Melbourne (36), Sydney (39) and Queensland (46).

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