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Solar powered Melbourne

Alan DaviesMay 9, 20101 Comment

There have to be a zillion opportunities to apply this idea to Melbourne. This movie by Whitevinyl,

Why did the NYC road pricing proposal fail?

Alan DaviesMay 8, 20103 Comments

The key message is that gaining support for pricing proposals requires more than showing the social benefits – it is necessary to persuade individual motorists they will be better o

Should bicycle lanes be abolished?

Alan DaviesMay 7, 20104 Comments

They are concerned that construction of separate cycling infrastructure, such as Copenhagen-style lanes and on-road lanes, will reinforce the idea that cyclists are not legitimate roa

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Should Parliament move to Werribee?

Alan DaviesMay 6, 20104 Comments

Such an action would give an enormous boost to the development of the west and reinforce the Government’s new policy of developing significant suburban activity centres. A location

Are "urban villages" living in the past?

Alan DaviesMay 5, 20104 Comments

Whether or not “employment self-sufficiency” can be achieved in practice depends on the level of geography. If we look at Melbourne from a regional perspective, most people alread

Does My School have lessons for planners?

Alan DaviesMay 4, 20107 Comments

The problem is that although the average socioeconomic status of Camberwell and surrounds is very high, there are nevertheless significant numbers of residents whose incomes don’t e

Do the numbers support the Very Fast Train?

Alan DaviesMay 3, 201017 Comments

At first glance a VFT looks unpromising, since I estimate the capital cost of constructing and maintaining a VFT line from Sydney to Melbourne at about $1.5 billion per year. This is

Is Melbourne really bigger than Los Angeles?

Alan DaviesMay 1, 201019 Comments

Is architectural criticism critical?

Alan DaviesApr 30, 20103 Comments

Reviews can sometimes be very scathing. Consider this reviewer

Is medium density housing on tram routes sustainable?

Alan DaviesApr 29, 201020 Comments

The major opportunities appear to be on tram routes in the inner suburbs, around