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Is better health a key rationale for urban policy?

Is better health a key rationale for urban policy?

Alan DaviesNov 8, 20161 Comment

A significantly more compact urban form in a city like Melbourne would improve public health, but it doesn't seem a very compelling justification for strategic land use policy

Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?

Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?

Alan DaviesNov 7, 20162 Comments

More cyclists on the roads is associated with fewer fatal crashes. The safety in numbers effect might be part of the explanation but there are others that are arguably more important

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Alan DaviesNov 3, 2016

Shoebox apartments, trailer parks, regional dormitories, cycling, gender balance, India, dull Sydney, level crossings, heritage, infrastructure, road pricing, neighbours, and more

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Is The Age's reporting of the Corkman Pub fiasco prize-worthy?

Is The Age's reporting of the Corkman Pub fiasco prize-worthy?

Alan DaviesNov 2, 2016

The Age has done an outstanding job of reporting on the demolition of the Corkman Irish Pub. Excellence in day-to-day reporting warrants greater industry recognition

Do politicians care about the cost of infrastructure promises?

Do politicians care about the cost of infrastructure promises?

Alan DaviesOct 26, 20162 Comments

Politicians are prone to understating the cost of transport projects resulting in too many poor projects getting up ahead of what should be higher priorities

Could terrace houses make Cherrybrook like Surry Hills?

Could terrace houses make Cherrybrook like Surry Hills?

Alan DaviesOct 25, 20165 Comments

Recreating the character and community of the inner city in the middle and outer suburbs would require much more than building a similar physical enviroment

Where to next with the Corkman hotel?

Where to next with the Corkman hotel?

Alan DaviesOct 24, 20162 Comments

It's now time for a sensible discussion of what might be done with the Corkman hotel. Let the law deal with the culprit and focus on the best use of the site for the city

Can the spirit of this lost pub be recaptured?

Can the spirit of this lost pub be recaptured?

Alan DaviesOct 19, 20162 Comments

Melburnians lost more than bricks and mortar on the weekend when the Corkman hotel was demolished without a permit; they also lost yet another pub

Does infrastructure cost a lot more on the fringe?

Does infrastructure cost a lot more on the fringe?

Alan DaviesOct 17, 201610 Comments

The answer is no one really knows, but policies with huge implications for the way cities work continue to be advanced on the assumption that costs are a lot higher on the fringe

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Alan DaviesOct 12, 20169 Comments

Instead of cyclists and walkers sharing paths, Infrastructure Victoria reckons they should be separated. That'd be money well spent to avoid making enemies cycling doesn’t need

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