Alan DaviesDec 16, 20151 Comment
Residents are increasingly looking to state and local government planners to protect a hard-to-define ambience or a special quality that’s come about serendipitously rather than by design
Alan DaviesSep 24, 2015
Including peak car, infrastructure evaluation, apartment standards, cycling safety, architecture, public transport in the 50s, cars in the 70s, liveable cities, planning new suburbs, and more
Alan DaviesApr 10, 2015
A list of the articles published on The Urbanist in the previous month ranging across cycling, trains, favourite cities, heritage, major events, architecture, driving, skyscrapers and apartments
Alan DaviesNov 19, 201336 Comments
There's a long history of public housing authorities ignoring the needs of residents. Much has improved, but some agencies still take an implicitly paternalistic view of the interests of residents
Alan DaviesJul 9, 20131 Comment
Cool happenings in Paris; Give Way signs for pedestrians; Weird is good for Portland; the streetcar of the future; the largest building in the world; inequality; what makes a work of art seem dated; the economics of 'slut-shaming'; the opportunity cost of streets; and more
Alan DaviesJun 27, 20133 Comments
Houses for cyclists; fake shop fronts; hacking cars is too easy; texting while driving; how to stand on the subway; light rail vs bike lanes; Eleanor Roosevelt on the advantages of cycling; "gotcha" TV interviews; bureacratic ineptitude on infrastructure; and more
Alan DaviesJun 21, 2013
Priced-out of Paris; three starchitects in Germany; multi modal public transport journeys; declining demand for husbands; can a city be successful without transit?; can we still build real architecture; bicycle helmets & concussion; welcome to exurbia...
Alan DaviesMar 5, 201325 Comments
Sydney City Council has announced the winner of the architectural competition for Sydney's new Green Square library and plaza. But does it make sense to spend big money on a branch library?
Alan DaviesFeb 10, 20138 Comments
The public don't get much say in the selection of designs for major public buildings even though they're the main users, but there's a case for them having a bigger role
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