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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

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Alan DaviesMar 20, 20174 Comments

Sprawl was the headline city planning issue for more than half a century, but its salience has faded over recent decades. Urban policy-makers need to reassess their priorities

Is Plan Melbourne really, actually...a plan?

Is Plan Melbourne really, actually...a plan?

Alan DaviesMar 15, 20172 Comments

It's taken since 2014 to prepare, but despite the name, the "refresh" of Plan Melbourne doesn't deliver on its most basic pretension; it's not really a plan!

Connectivity isn't the same as social connection

Connectivity isn't the same as social connection

Alan DaviesMar 7, 20171 Comment

Increased connection via walking and cycling paths sounds great but it can erode social connection, argues guest writer Dr Brenda Mackie; it's not a guarantee of ‘liveability’

Why do inner suburban residents oppose development?

Why do inner suburban residents oppose development?

Alan DaviesFeb 27, 201710 Comments

Existing residents oppose major developments because they feel they'll be worse off. The benefits to them are vague while the costs are clear and painful

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

Heritage falls victim to planning tribunal rules

Heritage falls victim to planning tribunal rules

Alan DaviesDec 16, 2016

Guest writer Damien Bonnice argues the developer of this inner city Melbourne project and the planning tribunal rode roughshod over heritage values and good design principles

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

Alan DaviesDec 5, 20163 Comments

The planning and heritage systems can't do much about another inner suburban Melbourne pub - this time in St Kilda - being replaced by apartments and shops

Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?

Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?

Alan DaviesNov 29, 20164 Comments

More people want to live close to the cosmopolitan city centre but this conflict over a development in Fitzroy North shows existing residents zealously protect what they've got

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