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Are regional dormitories the way to grow our cities?

Are regional dormitories the way to grow our cities?

Alan DaviesSep 7, 20163 Comments

It seems inevitable regional centres will take a much bigger share of metropolitan population growth, but the case hasn't been made that creating regional dormitories is the best policy

Should trailer parks be trashed?

Should trailer parks be trashed?

Alan DaviesSep 6, 20165 Comments

With declining affordability we need to take a flexible approach to alternative housing options. We can learn from trailer parks; they're an important and sought-after housing option in the US

Are city centre apartment towers really slums?

Are city centre apartment towers really slums?

Alan DaviesSep 5, 20162 Comments

It's a common charge but Melbourne's city centre apartment towers aren't remotely like real slums and nor are they likely to be in the forseeable future

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Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

Alan DaviesAug 31, 20162 Comments

The number of motorcyclists who've died on Victorian roads is up significantly in the first half of this year compared to last year. It's too early to say though if it's a permanent increase

Do high-rise apartment towers promote social isolation?

Do high-rise apartment towers promote social isolation?

Alan DaviesAug 30, 20168 Comments

Of all the many criticisms of high-rise living in Australia's capitals, the charge that it reduces "chance encounters" and is socially isolating is the weakest

What to do about rough sleeping?

What to do about rough sleeping?

Alan DaviesAug 29, 2016

The factors leading to living on the streets are different from other forms of homelessness and suggest conventional approaches to housing support might not always work

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in June

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in June

Alan DaviesAug 26, 2016

Including trams, election promises, infrastructure costs, High Speed Rail, funding for cycling, city size, airport rail, congestion charging, transport social divide

Are these standards worth $62,500 per apartment?

Are these standards worth $62,500 per apartment?

Alan DaviesAug 25, 20166 Comments

An independent analysis puts the extra cost of new amenity standards proposed by the Victorian government at $62,500 per apartment

Is a $2 tax on Uber and taxi trips over the top?

Is a $2 tax on Uber and taxi trips over the top?

Alan DaviesAug 24, 20164 Comments

Victoria will put taxis and Uber on a common footing with light regulation. It will impose a $2 per trip tax on both modes to fund compensation for taxi license owners

Is urban transport too expensive?

Is urban transport too expensive?

Alan DaviesAug 23, 2016

The Australian Automobile Association reckons transport - especially driving - costs too much: it says households spend a "staggering" 13.3% of their weekly budget on transport

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