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That was The week That was… w/e 29 October

That was The week That was… w/e 29 October

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 29 October 2017

Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are “too big”?

Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are “too big”?

Regional development and decentralisation are rhetorical favourites of Australian politicians but they're really promoting regional sprawl over suburban sprawl

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?

Political promises: don’t voters deserve better?

Political promises: don’t voters deserve better?

Victoria's Treasury says the Greens election promise to extend some tram lines will cost much more than claimed. The electorate deserves more respect from politicians (and better costings)

Can the Greens’ tram plan be taken seriously?

Can the Greens’ tram plan be taken seriously?

The Victorian Greens are promising to extend Melbourne's tram network in the run up to the State election, but the party has no business plan and has seriously underestimated the cost

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?

What’s the best city in Australia for cycling?

What’s the best city in Australia for cycling?

The Guardian reckons Melbourne and Adelaide are Australia's best cycling cities with Darwin and Sydney making a late surge. Is that right? Can we even define the "best" city for riding?

Is High Speed Rail a no-brainer or a boondoggle?

Is High Speed Rail a no-brainer or a boondoggle?

The Greens want to accelerate construction of High Speed Rail between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Many progressives take it as given that HSR is obviously a good thing, but is it?

What’s good about Canberra?

What’s good about Canberra?

Walter Burley Griffin's "splendid" 1911 vision for Canberra cops a pasting for being too "sterile" for today's way of life. Does this centenarian have any redeeming features or is it a dead loss?