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Good governance must be the top priority

Good governance must be the top priority

Alan DaviesFeb 26, 2018 3

Poor governance of infrastructure projects is costing billions of dollars and delivering questionable benefits to the community, say guest writers Roger Taylor and Ken Coghill

Should CBD parking be buried?

Should CBD parking be buried?

Alan DaviesFeb 19, 2018 10

Melbourne City Council wants to ban above-ground parking in new developments but doesn't have a clue what the wider implications of such a change might be

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

Alan DaviesFeb 5, 2018 9

There are downsides to Apple's new global flagship store in Fed Square, but there are benefits too. It might even broaden the Square's appeal to a wider cross section of Melburnians

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The Urbanist Digest, Volume 4, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Volume 4, 2017

Alan DaviesDec 18, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the December 2017 quarter, including cars and traffic, public transport, cycling, planning and a helluva lot more

What books to read over the holidays?

What books to read over the holidays?

Alan DaviesDec 11, 2017 1

Like the ABC, The Urbanist is in summer recess but back for special occasions; this time it's The Urbanist's annual list of good books - mostly novels - to read over the holidays

Weekend reading 25/26 November

Alan DaviesNov 24, 2017

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

Alan DaviesNov 21, 2017 6

The promise by the Opposition in Victoria to grade-separate 55 congested intersections is likely to be politically appealing, but the case hasn't been made it's a sensible policy

That was The week That was...

That was The week That was…

Alan DaviesNov 19, 2017 1

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 19 November 2017

Weekend reading 18/19 November

Alan DaviesNov 17, 2017 2

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

Alan DaviesNov 15, 2017 5

Once the difficult transition period when human controlled vehicles are still common is over, a world of fully driverless vehicles should be a lot different from today