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
The Australian Automobile Association reckons transport - especially driving - costs too much: it says households spend a "staggering" 13.3% of their weekly budget on transport
Improving the experience of occasional users of public transport - those who might use it only to go to the footy - is a key way of building community support for system improvements
There's a good argument for a 10 year census cycle but not next year and not because of current financial problems. This is an important decision; it needs to be debated thoroughly.
When it comes to precincts of very high population density in Australia there's only Sydney and Melbourne; well, there's really only Sydney - it's "another country" in terms of close living
Over the last four years a whopping 61% more dwellings were built in Victoria than in NSW. The Premier State needs to find ways to increase dwelling supply and improve affordability
They're frequently criticised, but high-rise apartments in the city centre save on infrastructure costs, improve sustainability, and help keep housing costs down across the rest of the metro area
SEIFA data confirms the existence of "two cities" with markedly different economic potentials. It's not certain though that planning policies to promote social mix would have much effect
The latest release of the American Community Survey provides a reminder of the enormity of the task of shifting commuters into more sustainable modes. Transit's mode share barely moved over the last 11 years despite large investment in new systems.
A popular conception of public transport is it’s used primarily by two groups – CBD commuters and the disadvantaged. For example, in the preamble to a new survey it’s done on public transport use, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) emphasises the contribution public transport makes to agglomeration economies in the CBD.