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That was The week That was… w/e 12 November

That was The week That was… w/e 12 November

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 12 November 2017

Tuesday links

Tuesday links

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

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Shoebox apartments, trailer parks, regional dormitories, cycling, gender balance, India, dull Sydney, level crossings, heritage, infrastructure, road pricing, neighbours, and more

Does diversity mean everywhere has to be the same?

Does diversity mean everywhere has to be the same?

More diversity seems to be a “no-brainer” to most urban policy-makers and it's mostly a very good thing, but insisting on it at every scale misunderstands what big cities are about

Is 20% two and three bedroom apartments diverse enough?

Is 20% two and three bedroom apartments diverse enough?

Requiring new developments to have more 2 & 3 bedroom apartments is questionable policy - it may impact affordability; it's unnecessary; and it probably won’t work anyway

Are Sydney’s “empty homes” the result of perverse tax incentives?

Are Sydney’s “empty homes” the result of perverse tax incentives?

It's not certain Sydney even has a serious "empty homes" problem much less one driven by tax incentives. There are simpler and more plausible explanations for unoccupied dwellings

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in February

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in February

Including cars, safety and cycling, Skyrail, dogbox apartments, improving the media, Minister for Cities, value capture, National Infrastructure Plan, value of open space, RMIT's Design Hub

Are councils dealing with the problem of inner suburban parking?

Are councils dealing with the problem of inner suburban parking?

A recent court decision highlights the inability of local and state governments to deal effectively with the problems of parking in inner suburban areas where density is increasing

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in July

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in July

Including the cost of infrastructure, what to do about traffic congestion, long commutes, car share, speeding fines, the growth of cycling, car parking, "dog box" apartments, and more

Apartment standards: is policy being made in a vacuum?

Apartment standards: is policy being made in a vacuum?

It looks like Victoria's Planning Minister has gone too far on minimum apartment standards to back off now. It's up to the Premier to make sure the proper analysis is done first