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Australia needs a massive infrastructure fund

Australia needs a massive infrastructure fund

Alan DaviesMar 6, 20171 Comment

It's time to facilitate $200 billion investment in key infrastructure projects like inland freight rail and a national electricity grid, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

Is regional sprawl better than suburban sprawl?

Is regional sprawl better than suburban sprawl?

Alan DaviesMar 1, 2017

There's a strong push to divert more metropolitan growth to regional cities, but the case hasn't been made that capital cities are "too big" or that it's the best strategy

Why do inner suburban residents oppose development?

Why do inner suburban residents oppose development?

Alan DaviesFeb 27, 201710 Comments

Existing residents oppose major developments because they feel they'll be worse off. The benefits to them are vague while the costs are clear and painful

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What's the future for Essendon Airport?

What's the future for Essendon Airport?

Alan DaviesFeb 22, 201711 Comments

It didn't take long for the blame game to emerge following yesterday's tragedy at Essendon, but it's better to find out what really happened and why before making policy

Will population growth ruin a city's liveability?

Will population growth ruin a city's liveability?

Alan DaviesFeb 20, 201717 Comments

Population growth brings risks and will change the character of a city like Melbourne if it continues, but it's more likely to make it a better place for most residents

Is it time for a 40 kmh speed limit in cities?

Is it time for a 40 kmh speed limit in cities?

Alan DaviesFeb 16, 20177 Comments

It won't be easy politically, but living with cars in Australia's cities means "taming" them, starting with setting a default 40 kmh speed limit

What's government done to make public transport better?

What's government done to make public transport better?

Alan DaviesFeb 13, 20177 Comments

A look at what successive governments have done over the last twenty or so years to improve the attractiveness of train travel in Melbourne

Should public transport be

Should public transport be "returned to the people"?

Alan DaviesFeb 8, 201712 Comments

There are calls to bring management of Melbourne's train and tram systems back under government control. Might be a good idea, but first let's see the evidence

Does this building tell us much about social history?

Does this building tell us much about social history?

Alan DaviesFeb 6, 20174 Comments

Preserving the built fabric of old buildings conveys little about their social and cultural history; it should be mandatory that protection comes with interpretation

Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

Alan DaviesJan 30, 201712 Comments

With 90% of motorised travel in capital cities currently undertaken by private transport it’s time for a grown-up assessment of where to go with urban transport policy

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