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Is the EIU's World's Most Liveable City gong rubbish?

Is the EIU's World's Most Liveable City gong rubbish?

Alan DaviesAug 9, 20162 Comments

Melbourne is supposedly about to lose top spot in the world's most liveable city rankings. So what? It's a meaningless tick useful only for politicking by all sides

Should urban golf courses be used for something else?

Should urban golf courses be used for something else?

Alan DaviesAug 2, 20162 Comments

Strong population growth in established areas prompts the question of whether or not golf courses are still the best way to use very large tracts of urban land

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Is "the suburbs" a useful idea anymore?

Alan DaviesJul 26, 20168 Comments

Tall residential towers are widely seen as inappropriate in the suburbs. But maybe the idea of "the suburbs" is itself no longer appropriate

What revitalised central Melbourne?

What revitalised central Melbourne?

Alan DaviesJul 14, 20164 Comments

Planners made an important contribution to the oft-noted and widely admired vitality of central Melbourne but success really does have many mothers

Are cities bigger than we imagine?

Are cities bigger than we imagine?

Alan DaviesJun 16, 2016

Cities are invariably much "bigger" than they seem. Administrative boundaries almost always fail to capture the full extent of a city's economic and social influence

Will a McDonald's store be the end of Glebe?

Will a McDonald's store be the end of Glebe?

Alan DaviesMay 26, 20167 Comments

Some residents of inner city Sydney oppose a new McDonald's store they say will destroy their suburb's "village feel". But is it much the same impulse as opposing a mosque?

Does having a Minister for Suburbs mean it's a whole new world?

Does having a Minister for Suburbs mean it's a whole new world?

Alan DaviesMay 24, 20161 Comment

First we had a Federal Minister for Cities, now we have a state Minister for Suburban Development; but the early indications are that both initiatives are more about politics than policy

Is the suburban quarter-acre block a myth?

Is the suburban quarter-acre block a myth?

Alan DaviesMay 23, 20164 Comments

The idea that Australians sprawl across the suburban landscape on massive "quarter acre" lots is common but it's a myth and was never true in the modern era

Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are

Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are "too big"?

Alan DaviesMay 9, 20168 Comments

Regional development and decentralisation are rhetorical favourites of Australian politicians but they're really promoting regional sprawl over suburban sprawl

Turnbull's Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

Turnbull's Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

Alan DaviesMay 2, 20166 Comments

The Prime Minister's vaunted Smart Cities Plan is light on actions but it offers some interesting insights into the Government's thinking on cities policy

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