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Is Melbourne Metro being built way too fast?

Is Melbourne Metro being built way too fast?

Alan DaviesJul 11, 20174 Comments

The Sunday Age reckons the Andrews Government has cynically chosen to use a truck-intensive tunnelling method so it can get the Melbourne Metro rail project finished faster

Should corridors be protected for HSR?

Should corridors be protected for HSR?

Alan DaviesJul 10, 201721 Comments

Infrastructure Australia reckons protecting corridors for East Coast High Speed Rail would save billions, but the case hasn't been made that the project makes sense

Weekend reading, July 8/9

Alan DaviesJul 8, 2017

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Are outer growth suburbs dystopian?

Are outer growth suburbs dystopian?

Alan DaviesJul 5, 20174 Comments

The media loves to portray fringe growth suburbs as hell on earth and suggest they should be done away with. But they're neither optional nor dystopian

Is faux heritage the future?

Is faux heritage the future?

Alan DaviesJul 4, 20176 Comments

Melbourne City Council requires the facade of this old pub to be retained when redeveloped even though the building has no demonstrated heritage value

Is immigration ruining our cities?

Is immigration ruining our cities?

Alan DaviesJul 3, 20176 Comments

The Age ran a set of stories on the weekend geared around the idea that immigration-fuelled population growth is seriously damaging Melbourne’s “celebrated liveability”

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

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

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