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Should Melbourne airport rail be put on the front-burner?

Should Melbourne airport rail be put on the front-burner?

Alan DaviesDec 7, 20166 Comments

Melbourne Airport is "begging" for a rail line to the airport asap; Infrastructure Victoria says not just yet. More effort needs to be put into being ready to go when necessary

What about RBT for pedestrians?

What about RBT for pedestrians?

Alan DaviesDec 6, 2016

Researchers suggest pedestrians should be subject to a mandatory BAC limit and be breath tested at random. There's a problem, but it's not pedestrians

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

Alan DaviesDec 5, 20163 Comments

The planning and heritage systems can't do much about another inner suburban Melbourne pub - this time in St Kilda - being replaced by apartments and shops

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Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Alan DaviesDec 1, 20165 Comments

Some progressives are concerned about the equity effects of congestion charging and are reluctant to support it. It needs to be evaluated at the level of the entire tax/transfer system

Will shifting government agencies to the regions drive decentralisation?

Will shifting government agencies to the regions drive decentralisation?

Alan DaviesNov 30, 20162 Comments

Politicians like the idea of moving government functions to regional centres in the name of decentralisation; but the wider net social benefits are mostly political

Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?

Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?

Alan DaviesNov 29, 20164 Comments

More people want to live close to the cosmopolitan city centre but this conflict over a development in Fitzroy North shows existing residents zealously protect what they've got

Is sprawl a serious threat to food security?

Is sprawl a serious threat to food security?

Alan DaviesNov 28, 20161 Comment

We're often told suburban sprawl replaces agricultural land and is a serious threat to future food security, but the evidence suggests it's not such a big deal

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in October

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in October

Alan DaviesNov 24, 2016

The Urbanist discusses infrastructure costs, terrace houses in the 'burbs, Corkman Pub, cyclists and pedestrians, airport rail, cycling and helmets, infrastructure planning, and more

Are we really a rural country like Senator Abetz says?

Alan DaviesNov 23, 2016

Senator Abetz claim on Q&A that Australia is a "rural/regional country" isn't true. But we need more sophisticated measures to describe what's regional vs urban

Should Apple get a bite of Federation Square?

Should Apple get a bite of Federation Square?

Alan DaviesNov 22, 20162 Comments

Apple reportedly wants to establish an Apple store with a signature glass cube in Melbourne's Federation Square. Boring; there are more exciting ways to enhance Fed Square

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