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Can security bollards be done better?

Can security bollards be done better?

Alan DaviesJun 26, 20177 Comments

It's regrettable it seems necessary to install heavy bollards in Australian cities to protect against vehicle attacks. But it could be a way to improve public spaces

Where's the toilet?

Where's the toilet?

Alan DaviesMay 15, 20179 Comments

The location of a humble toilet block in a park might seem a minor issue, but it's big news in inner suburban Melbourne and highlights some larger issues

Are Australia's big cities dense enough?

Are Australia's big cities dense enough?

Alan DaviesMay 2, 20176 Comments

The extensive suburbs in the middle rings of Australia's east coast capitals explain why the "missing middle" is so much less dense than in comparable Canadian cities

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

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