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Alan Davies — Editor of The Urbanist

Alan Davies

Editor of The Urbanist

The Urbanist is edited by Dr Alan Davies, a principal of Melbourne-based economic and planning consultancy, Pollard Davies Consulting.

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What are the issues with Melbourne Airport rail?

What are the issues with Melbourne Airport rail?

Alan DaviesSep 20, 2017

The solution is seen as a single rail line, but it should be conceived as the package of infrastructure and policies that will best promote the accessibility of Melbourne Airport

How safe is cycling on city roads?

How safe is cycling on city roads?

Alan DaviesSep 19, 20173 Comments

The likelihood of suffering a serious injury while cycling on urban roads is extremely low, but it seems our tolerance for risk is even lower

That was The week That was...

That was The week That was...

Alan DaviesSep 17, 2017

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 17 September 2017

Weekend reading 16/17 September

Alan DaviesSep 15, 2017

All stops to 'Winterfell Station'...in Australia?

All stops to 'Winterfell Station'...in Australia?

Alan DaviesSep 14, 20171 Comment

Winterfell is leading the public nominations for names for the five new Melbourne Metro underground rail stations. Melbourne can do much better

Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

Alan DaviesSep 13, 20173 Comments

Victoria's Andrews Government has decided to continue with franchised management of Melbourne's trains and trams rather than bring them back under direct government control

That was The week That was... w/e 10 September

That was The week That was... w/e 10 September

Alan DaviesSep 10, 20171 Comment

Tw3 is a short commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 10 September 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

Weekend reading 9/10 September

Alan DaviesSep 8, 2017

Should public works be named after politicians?

Should public works be named after politicians?

Alan DaviesSep 7, 20172 Comments

No matter how worthy they are, we should be very cautious about naming public works after people, but most especially after politicians

Should this motorway report be secret?

Should this motorway report be secret?

Alan DaviesSep 6, 20173 Comments

No, Daniel Andrews, you can't spend $1 Billion of public money to get rid of the East West Link and then be secretive about the case for the West Gate Tunnel