Dec 31, 2012

What were the most-read articles in 2012?

A "top-ten" list of those articles published on The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of the last year

Alan Davies — Editor of The Urbanist

Alan Davies

Editor of The Urbanist

[caption id="attachment_22993" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="An interactive map of where the bombs fell during the London Blitz"][/caption] Of 670 articles in The Urbanist's archive, the most-read during 2012 were:
  1. What're the world’s most walkable cities?
  2. How can a country win more Olympic medals?
  3. Where are the hip suburbs in Australia?
  4. What’s  the TV news cycle doing to cycling?
  5. Are small apartments too tiny?
  6. Will Flinders St Station be the next Guggenheim?
  7. Is Melbourne really the world’s most liveable city?
  8. Why do subways cost so much more here than elsewhere?
  9. How big is Melbourne?
  10. What's the geography of celebrity?
Nine of these ten articles were published in 2012. How big is Melbourne? has enduring popularity - it was published in 2010 and was the most-read article in 2011. Here are previous most-read lists from 2010 and 2011, when this site went by the name The Melbourne Urbanist:

2010: Merry Xmas (and some reflections on the blog)

2011: What were the most-read posts of 2011?

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2 thoughts on “What were the most-read articles in 2012?

  1. Dylan Nicholson

    I suspect if you summed up all the articles that mentioned MHL either in the body or the comments, it’d be pretty close to all of them…

  2. SBH

    what MHL not in the top ten? Something must be broken!

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