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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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Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in August

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in August

Alan DaviesSep 29, 2016

Including repurposing golf courses, cycle superhighways, rough sleeping, social isolation, Uber tax, tiny apartments, Olympic medals, super commutes, motorcycles, and more

Is cycling on roads getting safer?

Is cycling on roads getting safer?

Alan DaviesSep 28, 2016

The risk of riders dying on Australian roads is declining but there's still a lot to be done to make cycling safer; better infrastructure is at the top of the list

Do we still need good neighbours?

Do we still need good neighbours?

Alan DaviesSep 27, 2016

We have less to do with our neighbours than in the past but it doesn't appear to be a big problem for most of us; there are some though who would benefit a lot from good neighbours

Do bicycle helmets work?

Do bicycle helmets work?

Alan DaviesSep 26, 201615 Comments

The bicycle helmet law in Australia is contentious, but it's time to call bullshit on those who reckon helmets are useless or, worse, supposedly increase the risk of injury

Is it time to get serious about road pricing?

Is it time to get serious about road pricing?

Alan DaviesSep 22, 20166 Comments

Recent positive comments by urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher indicate it's time for governments to actively pursue implementing road pricing in Australia

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Alan DaviesSep 21, 20163 Comments

The extra $10 billion the Victorian government is getting from the sale of the port of Melbourne doesn't turn a poor project like a station at South Yarra into something worth doing

Should we have an Australian Museum of Popular Music?

Should we have an Australian Museum of Popular Music?

Alan DaviesSep 20, 20165 Comments

The demolition of Melbourne's Palace Theatre suggests it's time to create a museum that showcases the history and breadth of the Australian popular music industry

Shouldn't every state have a one-metre cycling law?

Shouldn't every state have a one-metre cycling law?

Alan DaviesSep 19, 20164 Comments

The one-metre overtaking law sends the message that cycling matters, is here to stay, is going to get bigger, and motorists must adapt their behaviour and attitudes

Should removal of this level crossing get priority?

Should removal of this level crossing get priority?

Alan DaviesSep 16, 20162 Comments

Two deaths this week at a Melbourne level crossing prompted calls to prioritise its removal. But it's a much more complex decision; there are other important issues to take into account

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in July

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in July

Alan DaviesSep 15, 2016

Including walking, buses, parking, High Speed Rail, the city centre, cycling, greyhounds, the suburbs, taxing tobacco, and the environmental benefit of building rail

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