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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 DaviesJun 22, 20174 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 DaviesApr 4, 20176 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 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

What's the future for Essendon Airport?

What's the future for Essendon Airport?

Alan DaviesFeb 22, 201711 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 DaviesFeb 20, 201717 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 DaviesOct 10, 20166 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

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Is this "secret" report on airport rail newsworthy?

Alan DaviesOct 3, 20169 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 DaviesJul 19, 20163 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

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Is "denser than Singapore" too dense for Sydney?

Alan DaviesMay 18, 20169 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 DaviesApr 14, 20166 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'