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Alan DaviesApr 9, 2017

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

Alan DaviesApr 7, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the first quarter of 2017, including transport, heritage, planning, infrastructure, design, housing, economics, cycling

Is this week's Grand Prix worth the cost?

Is this week's Grand Prix worth the cost?

Alan DaviesMar 21, 20175 Comments

Victorian taxpayers will spend around $60 million subsidising this year's Grand Prix and a further $360 million to the end of the current contract. Time to share the cost

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in December

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in December

Alan DaviesDec 22, 2016

Decentralisation, high-rise in the inner city, sprawl and farming, Federation Square, suburban McMansions, ABC-TV's Streets of your Town, cycling safety, heritage, and more

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in October

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in October

Alan DaviesNov 24, 2016

The Urbanist discusses infrastructure costs, terrace houses in the 'burbs, Corkman Pub, cyclists and pedestrians, airport rail, cycling and helmets, infrastructure planning, and more

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Alan DaviesNov 3, 2016

Shoebox apartments, trailer parks, regional dormitories, cycling, gender balance, India, dull Sydney, level crossings, heritage, infrastructure, road pricing, neighbours, and more

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in August

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in August

Alan DaviesSep 29, 2016

Including repurposing golf courses, cycle superhighways, rough sleeping, social isolation, Uber tax, tiny apartments, Olympic medals, super commutes, motorcycles, and more

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in July

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in July

Alan DaviesSep 15, 2016

Including walking, buses, parking, High Speed Rail, the city centre, cycling, greyhounds, the suburbs, taxing tobacco, and the environmental benefit of building rail

Why is the centre of Sydney so dull?

Why is the centre of Sydney so dull?

Alan DaviesSep 14, 20168 Comments

Sydney's CBD is pretty lifeless compared to Melbourne's. Is it the result of the lock-out law? Are Melbourne's laneways just too good? Or is it more likely there are structural reasons?

So what if India has more mobile phones than toilets?

So what if India has more mobile phones than toilets?

Alan DaviesSep 13, 20164 Comments

It's true India has more mobile phones than toilets but the meme demeans the population and contributes little to improving sanitation

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