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Weekend reading July 1 2017

Weekend reading July 1 2017

Alan DaviesJul 1, 2017

Interesting links for urbanists

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

Alan DaviesJun 30, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the June quarter 2017, including airports, transport, heritage, cycling, planning, health, infrastructure, housing, regions

Thursday reading

Alan DaviesJun 29, 2017

Interesting links for urbanists

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Suburban sprawl or regional sprawl?

Suburban sprawl or regional sprawl?

Alan DaviesJun 28, 20174 Comments

It's probably a political winner, but it's not obvious the Victorian Opposition's new regional sprawl policy is preferable to suburban sprawl or redevelopment of established metro suburbs

Has Albo really found a congestion hollow log?

Has Albo really found a congestion hollow log?

Alan DaviesJun 27, 20177 Comments

Anthony Albanese gets it wrong on traffic congestion. Australian cities need politicians who'll tell us what's really going on and what really needs to be done

Can security bollards be done better?

Can security bollards be done better?

Alan DaviesJun 26, 20177 Comments

It's regrettable it seems necessary to install heavy bollards in Australian cities to protect against vehicle attacks. But it could be a way to improve public spaces

Weekend reading, June 24 2017

Alan DaviesJun 23, 2017

Interesting links for urbanists

Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030?

Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030?

Alan DaviesJun 22, 20174 Comments

The average one-way commute could increase by 28 minutes by 2030 according to Melbourne's Herald Sun. Sounds horrendous but it's scary tabloid journalism

Are towers inherently wrong for public housing?

Are towers inherently wrong for public housing?

Alan DaviesJun 21, 20172 Comments

St Louis' famously demolished Pruitt-Igoe public housing project has a lesson for the debate over high-rise stemming from the Grenfell Tower fire; it's not really about the architecture

What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

Alan DaviesJun 20, 20178 Comments

Dockless bike share faces a much bigger challenge in Australia than in countries like China, especially given new entrant oBike has to make it work commercially