Alan DaviesOct 18, 20135 Comments
Inner city residents can access many more jobs than those who live in the outer suburbs. But it doesn't follow that sprawl means the urban fringe is a wasteland of economic opportunity
Alan DaviesFeb 28, 20139 Comments
The CEO of Yahoo has directed staff who currently telecommute to start working out of Yahoo offices. The rationale is innovation and collaboration place a high value on face-to-face contact
Alan DaviesFeb 25, 20138 Comments
We're increasingly being told we need higher job densities in our cities to exploit 'agglomeration economies' associated with the 'knowledge economy'. But are the benefits exaggerated?
Alan DaviesDec 6, 20129 Comments
Jobs grew faster in Melbourne's centre than in Sydney's over 2006 to 2011. It might be that Melbourne makes it a lot easier for firms to locate in and near the CBD.
Alan DaviesMay 1, 20126 Comments
A new Australian site, Other Cities, has just published a must-read article for anyone interested in cities. It’s an
Alan DaviesApr 30, 20122 Comments
There’s barely a city in the western world that hasn’t at some time sought to re-create the success of high profile technology innovation districts like Silicon Valley within it
Alan DaviesMar 22, 201221 Comments
Bernard Salt had a fascinating but ultimately somewhat flawed article in The Australian last Saturday,
Alan DaviesNov 5, 201111 Comments
The first exhibit shows the popular view of the geography of urban employment in Australia's largest cities. It is commonly assumed the great bulk of jobs – and certainly virtuall
Alan DaviesMar 8, 201112 Comments
We’re familiar enough with the idea of the ‘centre of gravity’ of population in Melbourne. But where is the centre of gravity of employment? Is it the city centre? No,
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