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What books to read over the holiday season?

What books to read over the holiday season?

Alan DaviesDec 19, 2016

Here’s my annual list of good books - mostly novels - to read over the holidays. A lot are quite recent and some of them are even quite fashionable

Heritage falls victim to planning tribunal rules

Heritage falls victim to planning tribunal rules

Alan DaviesDec 16, 2016

Guest writer Damien Bonnice argues the developer of this inner city Melbourne project and the planning tribunal rode roughshod over heritage values and good design principles

Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?

Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?

Alan DaviesDec 14, 201611 Comments

The Victorian government's proposal to build a major motorway in the suburbs is premature - but it highlights the need for a more mature discussion about the role of new roads

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Do motorways help make cycling safer?

Do motorways help make cycling safer?

Alan DaviesDec 13, 20163 Comments

Segregating bicycles from vehicles is universally recognised as a key safety practice; one way it's achieved in the Netherlands is by pushing through traffic on to motorways

Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?

Alan DaviesDec 12, 20162 Comments

The argument that Australian cities can significantly increase inner city density by replicating European housing forms is an argument for keeping newcomers out

Should Melbourne airport rail be put on the front-burner?

Should Melbourne airport rail be put on the front-burner?

Alan DaviesDec 7, 20166 Comments

Melbourne Airport is "begging" for a rail line to the airport asap; Infrastructure Victoria says not just yet. More effort needs to be put into being ready to go when necessary

What about RBT for pedestrians?

What about RBT for pedestrians?

Alan DaviesDec 6, 2016

Researchers suggest pedestrians should be subject to a mandatory BAC limit and be breath tested at random. There's a problem, but it's not pedestrians

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

Alan DaviesDec 5, 20163 Comments

The planning and heritage systems can't do much about another inner suburban Melbourne pub - this time in St Kilda - being replaced by apartments and shops

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Alan DaviesDec 1, 20165 Comments

Some progressives are concerned about the equity effects of congestion charging and are reluctant to support it. It needs to be evaluated at the level of the entire tax/transfer system

Will shifting government agencies to the regions drive decentralisation?

Will shifting government agencies to the regions drive decentralisation?

Alan DaviesNov 30, 20162 Comments

Politicians like the idea of moving government functions to regional centres in the name of decentralisation; but the wider net social benefits are mostly political

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