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Why didn't we win more medals in Rio?

Why didn't we win more medals in Rio?

Alan DaviesAug 22, 20165 Comments

The "host city effect" from the Sydney games has gone. The Australian team won as many medals at the Rio Olympics as it could plausibly expect to

The end of ice cream economics

The end of ice cream economics

Alan DaviesAug 8, 201611 Comments

The Federal election suggests that if Labor cannot yet be trusted with the economy then the Liberals cannot be trusted with the wider society, says guest writer Garry Glazebrook

Why do some countries win most of the Olympic medals?

Why do some countries win most of the Olympic medals?

Alan DaviesAug 4, 20161 Comment

Certain countries consistently take the lion's share of medals at the Olympics but it's got little to do with national character and a lot to do with national wealth and political commitment

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in May

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in May

Alan DaviesJul 21, 2016

Including electric vehicles, McDonalds, elevated parks, quarter-acre blocks, fantasy tram map, ultra density, cycling, academic research, architecture awards, schools, window tinting, Turnbull's ideas for cities...

Should greyhound racing history be forgotten?

Should greyhound racing history be forgotten?

Alan DaviesJul 12, 2016

It would be unfortunate if the appalling findings of the Special Commission meant the historical role of greyhound racing in the social and cultural life of NSW was overlooked

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in April

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in April

Alan DaviesJun 23, 2016

Including Turnbull's Cities Plan, safe cycling, heritage, schools, dogs, HSR, public transport, Fairfax, bottle shops, railway stations, and autonomous vehicles

Is academia researching the urban issues that matter?

Is academia researching the urban issues that matter?

Alan DaviesMay 16, 201616 Comments

A starter list of practical and pressing issues facing cities that don't seem to get nearly enough attention from Australian university researchers

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in March

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in March

Alan DaviesMay 5, 20162 Comments

Including infrastructure costs, elevated rail, Calatrava's NY rail station, fantasy rail, parking, cycling, sports stadia, High Speed Rail, Grand Prix, Fairfax clickbait, empty homes, dwelling diversity, and more

Why are Australians downsizing their dogs?

Why are Australians downsizing their dogs?

Alan DaviesApr 7, 201611 Comments

The shift towards higher density living seems an obvious reason why Australians are apparently downsizing their dogs; but there are other possible explanations too, like fashion

Has Turnbull's cities rhetoric radicalised the Liberal Premiers?

Has Turnbull's cities rhetoric radicalised the Liberal Premiers?

Alan DaviesApr 1, 20164 Comments

Comments by Australia’s conservative Premiers indicate the PM isn’t alone in his embrace of new urbanist philosophy. It seems traditional political understandings might need to be revised

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