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Why are Australians downsizing their dogs?

Why are Australians downsizing their dogs?

Alan DaviesApr 7, 201611 Comments

The shift towards higher density living seems an obvious reason why Australians are apparently downsizing their dogs; but there are other possible explanations too, like fashion

Has Turnbull's cities rhetoric radicalised the Liberal Premiers?

Has Turnbull's cities rhetoric radicalised the Liberal Premiers?

Alan DaviesApr 1, 20164 Comments

Comments by Australia’s conservative Premiers indicate the PM isn’t alone in his embrace of new urbanist philosophy. It seems traditional political understandings might need to be revised

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in February

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in February

Alan DaviesMar 24, 2016

Including cars, safety and cycling, Skyrail, dogbox apartments, improving the media, Minister for Cities, value capture, National Infrastructure Plan, value of open space, RMIT's Design Hub

Is the Grand Prix worth dropping $60 million a year on?

Is the Grand Prix worth dropping $60 million a year on?

Alan DaviesMar 17, 201619 Comments

The benefits from this year's Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park won't be remotely commensurate with the circa $60 million subsidy it demands from Victorians

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in December

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in December

Alan DaviesMar 4, 2016

Including decking over freeways to create parkland, local hotels, congestion charging, driverless cars, innovation policy, Walkley Awards and policy, defining a metro, sprawling cities

What were the most-read articles published by The Urbanist in 2015?

What were the most-read articles published by The Urbanist in 2015?

Alan DaviesDec 31, 2015

A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2015, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in November 2015

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in November 2015

Alan DaviesDec 21, 2015

Including liveable suburbs, the media and cities, what Turnbull should do on cities policy, public transport, traffic congestion, airport rail, distinctive city architecture, Paris Metro, cycling in Amsterdam, and inner suburban parking

Innovation: haven't we been here before?

Innovation: haven't we been here before?

Alan DaviesDec 8, 20154 Comments

The Prime Minister’s innovation statement looks like the grandchild of the high profile programs Bob Hawke and his Industry Minister, John Button, set up in the early 1980s

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in September

Alan DaviesNov 13, 2015

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

The Urbanist is taking a short break

The Urbanist is taking a short break

Alan DaviesOct 1, 20153 Comments

The Urbanist will be away until the start of November (probably a sure sign lots of important things will happen in cities policy during October, but duty calls)