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Is a cycling "freeway" the way to go?

Alan DaviesApr 5, 201717 Comments

The schematic proposal for a veloway the Andrews government says it's going to build as part of the Western Distributor looks good but there's room for improvement

Is Sydney the new New York?

Is Sydney the new New York?

Alan DaviesApr 4, 20176 Comments

The Sydney Morning Herald's comparison of small parts of Sydney with leading world metropolises might grab the attention of readers, but it's rubbish

Have the Premiers finally 'gotten' New Urbanism?

Have the Premiers finally 'gotten' New Urbanism?

Alan DaviesApr 1, 20176 Comments

A visiting Canadian expert appears to have done what the locals couldn't: inspired most of the Premiers to improve the health of city dwellers through better urban planning

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Friday links

Alan DaviesMar 31, 20171 Comment

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

City centre vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?

Alan DaviesMar 30, 20172 Comments

This comparison by ABC News of living in the city centre with living in the fringe suburbs is long but it's ultimately unconvincing; it doesn't compare apples with apples

Can design make cities safe for women?

Can design make cities safe for women?

Alan DaviesMar 28, 20173 Comments

A new project shows the urban geography of harrassment and assault suffered by women at the hands of men. The scope for design to mitigate offensive male behaviour is limited

How dangerous is cycling?

How dangerous is cycling?

Alan DaviesMar 27, 201717 Comments

Statistically, cycling is much safer than prospective riders imagine, but it's what they imagine that matters; it still seems too dangerous to generate widespread uptake

A proposal for a National Electricity Plan

A proposal for a National Electricity Plan

Alan DaviesMar 22, 201710 Comments

We need to respond to Australia’s electricity crisis with a comprehensive National Electricity Plan argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

Is this week's Grand Prix worth the cost?

Is this week's Grand Prix worth the cost?

Alan DaviesMar 21, 20175 Comments

Victorian taxpayers will spend around $60 million subsidising this year's Grand Prix and a further $360 million to the end of the current contract. Time to share the cost

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Alan DaviesMar 20, 20174 Comments

Sprawl was the headline city planning issue for more than half a century, but its salience has faded over recent decades. Urban policy-makers need to reassess their priorities

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