Facebook Google Menu Linkedin lock Pinterest Search Twitter

Alan Davies

Advertisement

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.

Latest

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in December

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in December

Alan DaviesDec 22, 2016

Decentralisation, high-rise in the inner city, sprawl and farming, Federation Square, suburban McMansions, ABC-TV's Streets of your Town, cycling safety, heritage, and more

Should this movie set get heritage protection?

Should this movie set get heritage protection?

Alan DaviesDec 21, 2016

It sounds preposterous and more than a little like fiction, but there's a push in Melbourne to give heritage protection to the house used as a set in the film The Castle

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Alan DaviesDec 20, 20166 Comments

It's estimated Melbourne's proposed North East Link motorway will reduce train boardings by 25,000 per day - sounds awful, but as usual there's more to it

What books to read over the holiday season?

What books to read over the holiday season?

Alan DaviesDec 19, 2016

Here’s my annual list of good books - mostly novels - to read over the holidays. A lot are quite recent and some of them are even quite fashionable

Heritage falls victim to planning tribunal rules

Heritage falls victim to planning tribunal rules

Alan DaviesDec 16, 2016

Guest writer Damien Bonnice argues the developer of this inner city Melbourne project and the planning tribunal rode roughshod over heritage values and good design principles

Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?

Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?

Alan DaviesDec 14, 201611 Comments

The Victorian government's proposal to build a major motorway in the suburbs is premature - but it highlights the need for a more mature discussion about the role of new roads

Do motorways help make cycling safer?

Do motorways help make cycling safer?

Alan DaviesDec 13, 20163 Comments

Segregating bicycles from vehicles is universally recognised as a key safety practice; one way it's achieved in the Netherlands is by pushing through traffic on to motorways

Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?

Alan DaviesDec 12, 20162 Comments

The argument that Australian cities can significantly increase inner city density by replicating European housing forms is an argument for keeping newcomers out

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

https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/12/06/rbt-pedestrians/ == https://www.crikey.com.au/free-trial/==https://www.crikey.com.au/subscribe/

Show popup

Telling you what the others don't. FREE for 21 days.

Free Trial form on Pop Up

Free Trial form on Pop Up
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.