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Infrastructure: is there more to it than just building more?

Australian cities need to build more transport infrastructure to accommodate growth but it’s not just about more roads and more rails; they also need to manage demand in smarter ways

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Should there be more family friendly housing in the city centre?

There are ongoing calls for public intervention to ensure more 3 and 4 bedroom apartments are built in the city centre for families. It’s a popular idea, but the case for intervention is weak

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Is loud advertising at railway stations going too bloody far?

Noisy marketing is intruding into more aspects of daily life, even catching a train. Cities should be improving the comfort and appeal of public transport, not making it an annoying experience

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Is it really “game over” for the East West Link?

It’s a mistake to think it’s game, set and match for Melbourne’s East West Link motorway just because the Andrews’ Government cancelled the contract. There’s seldom a match point in politics

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We’ve done it before, so why can’t we build heaps more rail lines?

It might seem easy to build more rail lines given so many were built in the past. But in some cases we wouldn’t tolerate the same conditions that provided much of our legacy infrastructure

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Building (rail) connections across the suburbs

Guest writer Grant Wyeth says the priority for governments should be to connect major activity centres in the middle ring and outer suburbs with orbital rail lines

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Will this be the end of all those CBD “scaryscrapers”?

Victoria’s new Planning Minister is happy to talk down city centre skyscrapers but he should appreciate the impact on metropolitan housing affordability of any action he takes to limit supply

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Favourite city in the world

The comp for City Limits isn’t over until Thursday but such is reader Michael R James enthusiasm he couldn’t hold back; he boldly offered his views on the various cities nominated by readers as their “favourite”

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Portrait building: Is the new face of Melbourne too shy?

Melbourne’s new William Barak Portrait building will be officially opened tomorrow. It’s an exciting project but a lot more could’ve been done in this premier location

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Is it time to cap “the era of the skyscraper”?

Victoria’s new government shouldn’t dismiss CBD residential towers as the playthings of avaricious developers. It should think about the wider benefits from increased housing supply

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