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Why 'spare infrastructure capacity' is exaggerated

Alan DaviesMar 23, 20107 Comments

Are claims of spare infrastructure capacity in the inner suburbs real? The Age reports that there were almost 30,000 more people living in Coburg and Pascoe Vale in 1976 than there are

Transport disadvantage in the suburbs

Alan DaviesMar 22, 20101 Comment

One of the perennial concerns about suburban sprawl is transport disadvantage. But just how significant is the problem? Most importantly, is it a problem that can only be tackled effect

Electric cars could have 10-20% of the market in 10 years

Alan DaviesMar 22, 2010

Evan Thornley, the CEO of Better Place Australia, predicted on Inside Business yest

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Google Maps makes an art of traffic

Alan DaviesMar 21, 2010

Google Maps seems to have spawned a new genre of digital art. This one, Satel

Ken Yeang, EDITT Tower

Alan DaviesMar 21, 20101 Comment

I think the "Garden State" could do with a few buildings that take some inspiration from the planned EDITT Tower in Singapore by Ken Yeang - of course we'd have to have a debate about w

Windsor Hotel redevelopment

Alan DaviesMar 20, 20102 Comments

I’m hard pressed to see what opponents are concerned about with the proposed

Housekeeping - sources for my OpEd in The Age

Alan DaviesMar 19, 20109 Comments

A reader of my OpEd in today's The Age (

Ode to Melbourne

Alan DaviesMar 19, 20101 Comment

Since the Melbourne Urbanist is mostly about, er...Melbourne...I make no apologies for linking to this puff piece, 

Problems with fringe-dwelling are peripheral (OpEd in The Age)

Alan DaviesMar 19, 20104 Comments

I have an OpEd in The Age this morning which the editor has titled

More on My School

Alan DaviesMar 18, 20101 Comment

Following up on my comments about My School on 5 March, Limitations of My Schoo

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