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The "20 minute neighbourhood": does it make sense?

Alan DaviesDec 11, 201313 Comments

The idea that every home should have local services and facilities within a 20 minute walk, cycle or public transport trip seems a no-brainer. But is it a worthwhile and realistic goal, or a dream?

Are big cities just collections of country towns?

Are big cities just collections of country towns?

Alan DaviesMar 4, 201322 Comments

Like John Brumby before him, Ted Baillieu thinks big cities are made up of lots of self-contained villages. That's worrying because it means the Premier of Victoria doesn't get what cities are about

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Should the "20 minute city" be the key objective of planning?

Alan DaviesDec 3, 20129 Comments

Planners seem seduced by the idea that cities are just lots of self-contained villages. But that view misunderstands what cities are about and why they form.