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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, 20162 Comments

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

How to get gender balance in politics

How to get gender balance in politics

Alan DaviesSep 12, 20165 Comments

"There is a straightforward way to achieve gender balance in any parliament: halve the number of electorates and have each elect a man and a woman"

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in June

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in June

Alan DaviesAug 26, 2016

Including trams, election promises, infrastructure costs, High Speed Rail, funding for cycling, city size, airport rail, congestion charging, transport social divide

Why didn't we win more medals in Rio?

Why didn't we win more medals in Rio?

Alan DaviesAug 22, 20167 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...

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