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What the Population Strategy should do

Alan DaviesApr 7, 20105 Comments

I’m not surprised the Prime Minister has appointed a Minister for Population now that

Should bicycles be registered or cyclists licensed?

Alan DaviesApr 6, 20107 Comments

There was a major debate over the Easter weekend on the VECCI blog

Get a 'ticket' for not speeding

Alan DaviesApr 3, 20102 Comments

This is a humorous but subtly brilliant idea - drivers get rewarded for driving responsibly. Not sure

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Energy efficiency in transport – some surprises!

Alan DaviesApr 1, 20103 Comments

The impact of this ‘burden’ is clearly shown in the data on transit buses, which are actually more energy intensive on average than cars or even SUVs. This is partly because buses

Get social to increase density

Alan DaviesMar 31, 20106 Comments

Almost everyone with an interest in the future development of Melbourne agrees that a key strategy for dealing with unprecedented population growth is to increase the supply of multi un

20 years of TAC campaigns

Alan DaviesMar 30, 2010

The Victorian Traffic Accident Commission's montage of 20 years of road safety advertisements. This is

"If London can do it, why can't Melbourne?"

Alan DaviesMar 30, 20103 Comments

If London can really grow without expanding its urban perimeter, why did our planning Minister, Justin Madden, seek to extend Melbourne’s urban growth boundary last year? As I noted

More on the Windsor Hotel redevelopment

Alan DaviesMar 29, 20102 Comments

The report makes it clear that the site isn’t subject to a mandatory height limit as some critics have implied. However it is the economic arguments that are particularly interest

The hazards of restricting supply

Alan DaviesMar 28, 20102 Comments

An object lesson for city policy-makers - this is what happens in Dogtown when supply is restricted. Of course we humans would eliminate the queue by selling the tree to the highest bid

How to 'green' the Grand Prix

Alan DaviesMar 27, 20101 Comment

How could the QANTAS Australian Grand Prix be made greener? This is a pretext to post on Formula One because the Australian GP is being held in Melbourne this weekend, but it’s never