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Should the walls come down at the (North Fitzroy) Star hotel?

Should the walls come down at the (North Fitzroy) Star hotel?

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

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in August

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in August

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

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in March

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in March

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

Is this what social housing residents really want?

Is this what social housing residents really want?

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

An Avalanche of links for urbanists

An Avalanche of links for urbanists

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

An Albo(tross) of links for urbanists

An Albo(tross) of links for urbanists

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

An Aggregation of links for urbanists

An Aggregation of links for urbanists

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...

Does spending $40 million to build a branch library make sense?

Does spending $40 million to build a branch library make sense?

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?

Should the public have a say in choosing architects?

Should the public have a say in choosing architects?

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

Is Gehry an apt metaphor for diplomacy?

Is Gehry an apt metaphor for diplomacy?

Alan DaviesFeb 7, 20134 Comments

Former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton says the 'architecture' of foreign relations needs to look more like the work of Frank Gehry than the formal Greek of the Parthenon

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