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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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City vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?

Alan DaviesMar 30, 20172 Comments

This comparison by ABC News of living in the city centre with living in the fringe suburbs is long but it's ultimately unconvincing; it doesn't compare apples with apples

Can design make cities safe for women?

Can design make cities safe for women?

Alan DaviesMar 28, 20173 Comments

A new project shows the urban geography of harrassment and assault suffered by women at the hands of men. The scope for design to mitigate offensive male behaviour is limited

How dangerous is cycling?

How dangerous is cycling?

Alan DaviesMar 27, 201717 Comments

Statistically, cycling is much safer than prospective riders imagine, but it's what they imagine that matters; it still seems too dangerous to generate widespread uptake

A proposal for a National Electricity Plan

A proposal for a National Electricity Plan

Alan DaviesMar 22, 201710 Comments

We need to respond to Australia’s electricity crisis with a comprehensive National Electricity Plan argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

Is this week's Grand Prix worth the cost?

Is this week's Grand Prix worth the cost?

Alan DaviesMar 21, 20175 Comments

Victorian taxpayers will spend around $60 million subsidising this year's Grand Prix and a further $360 million to the end of the current contract. Time to share the cost

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Alan DaviesMar 20, 20173 Comments

Sprawl was the headline city planning issue for more than half a century, but its salience has faded over recent decades. Urban policy-makers need to reassess their priorities

The problem with Transurban's proposed motorway

The problem with Transurban's proposed motorway

Alan DaviesMar 16, 20173 Comments

Guest writer Russell Smith sets out the arguments against Transurban's proposed Western Distributor motorway in Melbourne's inner west

Is Plan Melbourne really, actually...a plan?

Is Plan Melbourne really, actually...a plan?

Alan DaviesMar 15, 20172 Comments

It's taken since 2014 to prepare, but despite the name, the "refresh" of Plan Melbourne doesn't deliver on its most basic pretension; it's not really a plan!

A proposal for a Melbourne Ring Metro

A proposal for a Melbourne Ring Metro

Alan DaviesMar 13, 201717 Comments

Melbourne needs an orbital or "ring" light metro linking major suburban centres to take radial trips off the road system, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

Will these changes seriously improve affordability?

Will these changes seriously improve affordability?

Alan DaviesMar 8, 20174 Comments

The Victorian government says "it's tackling housing affordability head on", but its new housing initiatives are mostly about keeping up appearances

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