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Should CBD parking be buried?

Should CBD parking be buried?

Alan DaviesFeb 19, 2018 5

Melbourne City Council wants to ban above-ground parking in new developments but doesn't have a clue what the wider implications of such a change might be

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

Alan DaviesFeb 5, 2018 9

There are downsides to Apple's new global flagship store in Fed Square, but there are benefits too. It might even broaden the Square's appeal to a wider cross section of Melburnians

The Urbanist Digest, Volume 4, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Volume 4, 2017

Alan DaviesDec 18, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the December 2017 quarter, including cars and traffic, public transport, cycling, planning and a helluva lot more

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What books to read over the holidays?

What books to read over the holidays?

Alan DaviesDec 11, 2017 1

Like the ABC, The Urbanist is in summer recess but back for special occasions; this time it's The Urbanist's annual list of good books - mostly novels - to read over the holidays

Weekend reading 25/26 November

Alan DaviesNov 24, 2017

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

Alan DaviesNov 21, 2017 4

The promise by the Opposition in Victoria to grade-separate 55 congested intersections is likely to be politically appealing, but the case hasn't been made it's a sensible policy

That was The week That was...

That was The week That was…

Alan DaviesNov 19, 2017 1

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 19 November 2017

Weekend reading 18/19 November

Alan DaviesNov 17, 2017 2

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

Alan DaviesNov 15, 2017 5

Once the difficult transition period when human controlled vehicles are still common is over, a world of fully driverless vehicles should be a lot different from today

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

Alan DaviesNov 14, 2017 8

It's time to consider if heavy vehicle driver licensing should require that applicants understand the risks they pose for others and are committed to protecting their welfare