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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Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

February 5, 2018 9

There are downsides to Apple's new global flagship store in Fed Square, but there are benefits too. It might even broaden the Square's appeal to a wider cross section of Melburnians

The Urbanist Digest, Volume 4, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Volume 4, 2017

December 18, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the December 2017 quarter, including cars and traffic, public transport, cycling, planning and a helluva lot more

What books to read over the holidays?

What books to read over the holidays?

December 11, 2017 1

Like the ABC, The Urbanist is in summer recess but back for special occasions; this time it's The Urbanist's annual list of good books - mostly novels - to read over the holidays

Weekend reading 25/26 November

November 24, 2017

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

November 21, 2017 4

The promise by the Opposition in Victoria to grade-separate 55 congested intersections is likely to be politically appealing, but the case hasn't been made it's a sensible policy

That was The week That was…

That was The week That was…

November 19, 2017 1

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 19 November 2017

Weekend reading 18/19 November

November 17, 2017 2

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

November 15, 2017 5

Once the difficult transition period when human controlled vehicles are still common is over, a world of fully driverless vehicles should be a lot different from today

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

November 14, 2017 8

It's time to consider if heavy vehicle driver licensing should require that applicants understand the risks they pose for others and are committed to protecting their welfare

That was The week That was… w/e 12 November

That was The week That was… w/e 12 November

November 12, 2017 5

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 12 November 2017