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ALAN DAVIES | November 10, 2015 | PLANNING | 2 |

Cities: what’s the responsibility of the media?

It’s great that Fairfax is actively promoting discussion about cities and putting new information in the public realm; but with that goes a responsibility to ensure the input is useful and relevant

ALAN DAVIES | November 09, 2015 | PLANNING | 14 |

Is this ranking of “the most liveable suburbs” believable?

Liveability is a handy idea but it’s hard to define it in a useful way. However the media love a list, so we invariably end up with flawed exercises like this one from Fairfax

ALAN DAVIES | October 01, 2015 | MISCELLANEOUS | 3 |

The Urbanist is taking a short break

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)

ALAN DAVIES | September 30, 2015 | CYCLING | 6 |

Why have these cycling projects been forgotten?

Governments are good at promising more infrastructure but too often they’re poor at delivery. Here are four cycling projects the Victorian Government appears to have dropped in a black hole

ALAN DAVIES | September 29, 2015 | URBANISM | 4 |

Would urban policy benefit from a greater diversity of views?

The Prime Minister’s enthusiasm for cities offers the possibility that some leading conservatives might recognise their affinity with urbanism and start to engage with it in a positive way

ALAN DAVIES | September 28, 2015 | INFRASTRUCTURE | 3 |

Is Shorten letting Turnbull off the hook on cities policy?

The Opposition is setting the bar on cities policy way too low. Malcolm Turnbull will have no trouble skipping over it without being forced to seriously address the underlying challenges in urban policy

ALAN DAVIES | September 24, 2015 | MISCELLANEOUS | |

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in August

Including peak car, infrastructure evaluation, apartment standards, cycling safety, architecture, public transport in the 50s, cars in the 70s, liveable cities, planning new suburbs, and more

ALAN DAVIES | September 23, 2015 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 6 |

Where’s the $4.5 billion taken from public transport funding?

The Opposition reckons Malcolm Turnbull should reinstate the $4.5 billion Tony Abbott “cut” from urban public transport. Trouble is the money never existed

ALAN DAVIES | September 22, 2015 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 3 |

Is there an upside for commuters from train strikes?

Train strikes are a pain in the arse for commuters but they might have a silver lining; “forced experimentation” seems to lead to more efficient use of the public transport system

ALAN DAVIES | September 21, 2015 | PLANNING | 8 |

Does Turnbull’s Minister for Cities mean it’s a whole new world?

There’s lots of rejoicing about Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment of a Minister for Cities. But let’s hold the champagne until he shows he’s really serious about urban policy and can really deliver


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