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That was The week That was… w/e 24 September

That was The week That was… w/e 24 September

Alan Davies September 24, 2017

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 24 September 2017

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Alan Davies August 16, 2017 1 Comment

We make a vanishingly small percentage of short trips by public transport and it's mostly because we prefer the alternatives for this sort of travel. Transit's strengths lie elsewhere

Are the politicians trying to con us on this one?

Are the politicians trying to con us on this one?

Alan Davies August 10, 2017

If the "20-minute" city is defined by how many everyday services can be accessed by bicycle then we've already got it and the claims of Federal and State leaders look like a con

Is the “20-minute city” mostly spin?

Is the “20-minute city” mostly spin?

Alan Davies August 9, 2017 4 Comments

It seems an attractive idea, but the 20-minute city is more about marketing than substantive policy. Of course politicians love it; the rest of us have no excuse for being gullible

The “20 minute neighbourhood”: does it make sense?

The “20 minute neighbourhood”: does it make sense?

Alan Davies December 11, 2013 13 Comments

The idea that every home should have local services and facilities within a 20 minute walk, cycle or public transport trip seems a no-brainer. But is it a worthwhile and realistic goal, or a dream?

Are big cities just collections of country towns?

Are big cities just collections of country towns?

Alan Davies March 4, 2013 22 Comments

Like John Brumby before him, Ted Baillieu thinks big cities are made up of lots of self-contained villages. That's worrying because it means the Premier of Victoria doesn't get what cities are about

Should the “20 minute city” be the key objective of planning?

Should the “20 minute city” be the key objective of planning?

Alan Davies December 3, 2012 9 Comments

Planners seem seduced by the idea that cities are just lots of self-contained villages. But that view misunderstands what cities are about and why they form.