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East-West Link: why have these advisers just quit?

East-West Link: why have these advisers just quit?

Alan DaviesDec 16, 201314 Comments

The Napthine Government's new motorway took another blow last week when members of the Plan Melbourne Advisory Committee resigned in protest. But why so late and so publicly?

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

Should the

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.

Planning our cities: shouldn't we expect better?

Planning our cities: shouldn't we expect better?

Alan DaviesOct 29, 20121 Comment

The Baillieu government has released the discussion paper for its metropolitan strategy. It seems to 'tick the boxes' but it could've and should've been better.