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Do residents of green places live longer?

Do residents of green places live longer?

Alan DaviesMay 9, 20172 Comments

It's arguable whether greener residential areas reduce mortality but there are plenty of other good reasons to promote planting more trees, especially along streets

Monday links (Fairfax-free)

Alan DaviesMay 8, 2017

Here's some interesting reading to help keep you away from the Fairfax press

A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?

A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?

Alan DaviesMay 8, 201711 Comments

There's an opportunity for the Victorian Government to recognise the key role Yarra Boulevard plays in supporting cycling in Melbourne by giving more of it to riders

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The alternative to Fairfax - Saturday reading

Alan DaviesMay 6, 2017

Avoiding the Fairfax papers? Here's some interesting, useful, sometimes discombobulating, occasionally contrarian and at times amusing alternative reading, with an urbanist bent

Thursday links

Alan DaviesMay 4, 2017

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative, sometimes contrarian, and occasionally amusing links for urbanists

Are Australia's big cities dense enough?

Are Australia's big cities dense enough?

Alan DaviesMay 2, 20176 Comments

The extensive suburbs in the middle rings of Australia's east coast capitals explain why the "missing middle" is so much less dense than in comparable Canadian cities

Monday links

Alan DaviesMay 1, 2017

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

How big are the public health benefits of riding to work?

How big are the public health benefits of riding to work?

Alan DaviesMay 1, 20171 Comment

Those who cycle to work have better health prospects than those who commute by car or transit but it's unlikely all the public health benefits would scale up if a lot more of us cycled

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

Alan DaviesApr 27, 201710 Comments

The Andrews Government's decision to build Melbourne's North East Link lacks transparency and analysis, but the idea of suburban motorways shouldn't be dismissed out of hand

Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

Alan DaviesApr 25, 20178 Comments

Melbourne's move to all-night public transport on Friday and Saturday nights is certainly appealing but there are many other ways such a huge sum of money could be spent

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