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Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030?

Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030?

Alan Davies June 22, 2017 4 Comments

The average one-way commute could increase by 28 minutes by 2030 according to Melbourne's Herald Sun. Sounds horrendous but it's scary tabloid journalism

Is Sydney the new New York?

Is Sydney the new New York?

Alan Davies April 4, 2017 6 Comments

The Sydney Morning Herald's comparison of small parts of Sydney with leading world metropolises might grab the attention of readers, but it's rubbish

City centre vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?

Alan Davies March 30, 2017 2 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

What’s the future for Essendon Airport?

What’s the future for Essendon Airport?

Alan Davies February 22, 2017 11 Comments

It didn't take long for the blame game to emerge following yesterday's tragedy at Essendon, but it's better to find out what really happened and why before making policy

Will population growth ruin a city’s liveability?

Will population growth ruin a city’s liveability?

Alan Davies February 20, 2017 17 Comments

Population growth brings risks and will change the character of a city like Melbourne if it continues, but it's more likely to make it a better place for most residents

Is Fairfax off-track (again) on Melbourne airport rail?

Is Fairfax off-track (again) on Melbourne airport rail?

Alan Davies October 10, 2016 6 Comments

It's only been a week, but The Sunday Age was back again yesterday with another fabulously titillating invention about a rail line to Melbourne Airport

Is this “secret” report on airport rail newsworthy?

Is this “secret” report on airport rail newsworthy?

Alan Davies October 3, 2016 9 Comments

Another Sunday, another manufactured controversy by Fairfax, this time around a "secret" report on Melbourne airport rail from "a high-powered group of advisers"

What can history tell us about land values and HSR?

What can history tell us about land values and HSR?

Alan Davies July 19, 2016 3 Comments

The association between rail infrastructure like High Speed Rail and increases in land value is nothing new; it was there when much of Victoria's rail network was built

Is “denser than Singapore” too dense for Sydney?

Is “denser than Singapore” too dense for Sydney?

Alan Davies May 18, 2016 9 Comments

The City of Sydney reckons the NSW Government wants to redevelop Waterloo at a density "greater than anything in Singapore". Turns out Council's fear of density is ill-founded

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Alan Davies April 14, 2016 6 Comments

Fairfax ran an article on High Speed Rail yesterday that shouldn’t have survived even a basic credibility test. It's as if all those who used to do the sub-editing have been 'let go'