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Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in May

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in May

Alan DaviesJul 21, 2016

Including electric vehicles, McDonalds, elevated parks, quarter-acre blocks, fantasy tram map, ultra density, cycling, academic research, architecture awards, schools, window tinting, Turnbull's ideas for cities...

Should commuters pay to park at the station?

Should commuters pay to park at the station?

Alan DaviesJul 20, 20169 Comments

Commuter parking at outer suburban railway stations is usually free, leading to peak period shortages. The first step should be to charge for it

What can history tell us about land values and HSR?

What can history tell us about land values and HSR?

Alan DaviesJul 19, 20163 Comments

The association between rail infrastructure like High Speed Rail and increases in land value is nothing new; it was there when much of Victoria's rail network was built

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Will business really pay for High Speed Rail?

Will business really pay for High Speed Rail?

Alan DaviesJul 18, 20162 Comments

A new company reckons it can build Sydney-Melbourne HSR without calling on government coffers. It says the proposal is commercially viable; it's not a Trojan horse

What revitalised central Melbourne?

What revitalised central Melbourne?

Alan DaviesJul 14, 20164 Comments

Planners made an important contribution to the oft-noted and widely admired vitality of central Melbourne but success really does have many mothers

Can cyclists travel happily with pedestrians?

Can cyclists travel happily with pedestrians?

Alan DaviesJul 13, 20165 Comments

Cyclists and pedestrians aren't the same; mixing them up in busy public places on the dubious grounds they're both "not cars" inevitably leads to conflict

Should greyhound racing history be forgotten?

Should greyhound racing history be forgotten?

Alan DaviesJul 12, 2016

It would be unfortunate if the appalling findings of the Special Commission meant the historical role of greyhound racing in the social and cultural life of NSW was overlooked

Is it time to rethink how smoking is taxed?

Is it time to rethink how smoking is taxed?

Alan DaviesJul 5, 201611 Comments

With the 2016-17 budget potentially a relic, there's an opportunity to step back from the cruel and uncaring decision to increase the excise on smoking by (yet another) 50%

Will new rail lines save the planet?

Will new rail lines save the planet?

Alan DaviesJul 4, 20163 Comments

The justification for a big investment like the $11 Billion Melbourne Metro isn't to save the planet (it will do very little to reduce GHGs); it's to improve transport

Is this tram project good policy?

Is this tram project good policy?

Alan DaviesJun 30, 2016

Labor's election promise to extend Melbourne's Route 11 tram by one kilometre isn't about good transport policy; it's a political move to protect incumbent David Feeny

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