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Why don’t neighbours matter as much anymore?

Why don’t neighbours matter as much anymore?

We're not as connected with our neighbours as previous generations were, mostly because we're better off; we have greater mobility and more choice

Do we still need good neighbours?

Do we still need good neighbours?

We have less to do with our neighbours than in the past but it doesn't appear to be a big problem for most of us; there are some though who would benefit a lot from good neighbours

Do anti-suicide barriers really save lives? Yes!

Do anti-suicide barriers really save lives? Yes!

It’s often argued that anti-suicide barriers at jumping sites are a waste of time: those intent on killing themselves go elsewhere. However a recent study says barriers really do save lives

Is life in Canberra really like capital punishment?

Is life in Canberra really like capital punishment?

Canberra-bashing is a common bloodsport in Australian media. The Guardian and the Herald-Sun are the latest to the fray, but do they land some telling blows or are they bullies missing the mark?

Do barriers reduce the number of suicides?

Do barriers reduce the number of suicides?

It's often argued that anti-suicide barriers at jumping sites are a waste of time: those intent on killing themselves go elsewhere. However a recent study says barriers really do save lives

Is Canberra the worst city in Australia?

Is Canberra the worst city in Australia?

Poor Canberra. It’s the most planned city in the country yet it’s a byword for all the horrors of car-based 21st century cities. But is it as appalling as its detractors make out or are they out of touch?

Diversity in cities: does it have to be uniform?

Diversity in cities: does it have to be uniform?

Diversity is a key advantage of living in cities but so also is the opportunity for like-minded people to choose to live close to each other. Successful cities offer both possibilities

How would you spend $10 billion? Winners of book giveaway

How would you spend $10 billion? Winners of book giveaway

How would you spend $10 billion in your city if you had a lazy $10 billion? Improving public transport and cycling are the top priority according to readers

Closes today! Win a copy of ‘Battlers and Billionaires’

Closes today! Win a copy of ‘Battlers and Billionaires’

The Urbanist has two copies of Andrew Leigh's new book, Battlers & Billionaires, to give away prior to the official launch on 1 July. Entries close tonight - click on the picture or the link below to be in the running. Every entrant has an equal chance (of course)!

Book giveway! ‘Battlers & Billionaires’ by Andrew Leigh

Book giveway! ‘Battlers & Billionaires’ by Andrew Leigh

In his forthcoming book, Battlers & Billionaires, Andrew Leigh asks: Is Australia fair enough? To answer the question, Black Inc. has given The Urbanist two copies to give away to readers