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ALAN DAVIES | July 06, 2014 | HERITAGE | 22 |

Lost heritage: is this all we’ve got to show for it?

Australian cities lost many magnificent heritage buildings to demolition over the last 100 years; in too many cases we’ve got far too little today to show for the losses

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ALAN DAVIES | July 03, 2014 | PLANNING | 11 |

Tea Party planning: do the ends justify the means?

Objectors increasingly cite town planning concerns as reasons to oppose new developments. But as opposition to a mosque in Bendigo shows, it’s often about the ‘who’ rather than the ‘what’

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ALAN DAVIES | July 02, 2014 | CYCLING | 16 |

Is it true high visibility clothing doesn’t help cyclists?

There’s an emerging meme that high visibility clothing doesn’t make cycling safer. In some circumstances that’s probably true but in most situations being easily seen still makes good sense

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ALAN DAVIES | June 30, 2014 | EDUCATION, JUSTICE, HEALTH | 11 |

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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ALAN DAVIES | June 27, 2014 | HOUSING | 7 |

Does housing supply impact on inequality?

The supply and price of new housing affects affordability and is implicated in growing inequality. Debate about planning issues like city centre towers needs to take account of this wider context

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ALAN DAVIES | June 25, 2014 | CARS & TRAFFIC | 13 |

Shouldn’t the Greens and Labor be supporting fuel excise indexation?

The Green’s and Labor’s opposition to indexation of the fuel excise is a triumph of political expediency over good public policy. The Rudd Government should’ve done it; Labor should support it now

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ALAN DAVIES | June 24, 2014 | CYCLING | 11 |

Is the risk of getting killed while cycling on roads increasing?

Cycling on roads is riskier than travelling in a vehicle, but claims that cyclists are at increasing risk of being fatally injured are unconvincing. It seems more likely cycling is getting less risky

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ALAN DAVIES | June 23, 2014 | CARS & TRAFFIC | 12 |

Are driverless cars only a generation away?

It increasingly seems it’s not if we’ll be transported in driverless cars but when. There’re lots of potential benefits but realising them will be hard. It’s likely there’ll also be some downsides

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ALAN DAVIES | June 19, 2014 | CYCLING | 11 |

Why do bike share schemes reduce injuries for all cyclists?

New research suggests bike share schemes lead to a dramatic and rapid fall in injuries for all cyclists, not just bike share riders. Is it due to the “safety in numbers” effect or something else?

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ALAN DAVIES | June 17, 2014 | HOUSING | 21 |

Does the city centre need more “family friendly” housing?

Planning strategies routinely emphasise the desirability of increasing diversity but the spatial scale matters. Diverse cities aren’t a uniform blend; they’re a geographical patchwork

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