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The Urbanist’s annual holiday reading guide

The Urbanist’s annual holiday reading guide

The Urbanist is in summer recess but back for special occasions; this time it's my annual list of interesting books - both fiction and non-fiction - to read over the holidays

What books to read over the holidays?

What books to read over the holidays?

Like the ABC, The Urbanist is in summer recess but back for special occasions; this time it's The Urbanist's annual list of good books - mostly novels - to read over the holidays

Tuesday’s links for urbanists

Tuesday’s links for urbanists

Links to another ten interesting new articles for urbanists and others from around the traps

What to read over the holiday season?

What to read over the holiday season?

When I started The Melbourne Urbanist I wasn’t sure what direction it would take. While primarily about planning and development issues, I imagined it might also have a major sideline in reading and literature. Hence the Reading page in the sidebar. As things have turned out, there hasn’t been much interest in reading and books. […]

Are neighbourhood bookshops doomed?

Are neighbourhood bookshops doomed?

There’s a small, independent literary bookshop in my local shopping centre whose days, I fear, are numbered. I can’t see how it will survive the online challenge. Its likely demise will make the shopping centre even more monocultural. This isn’t a big shop like Readings in Carlton, so its scope to live on by “adding value” […]

How do we think about Melbourne?

How do we think about Melbourne?

Review: When we think about Melbourne: the imagination of a city, Jenny Sinclair, Affirm Press, 2010, Melbourne One of the observations made by Jenny Sinclair in When we think about Melbourne really strikes a chord with me – just how different the city is when you see it from the saddle of a bicycle. In […]