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Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?

Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?

Understanding that most jobs are outside the city centre is vital, because the challenges they present for transport infrastructure policy are more complex and more politically difficult

Are the jobs in the centre of the city?

Are the jobs in the centre of the city?

There’s a meme that most recent jobs growth in Australia’s largest cities is now in the city centre. Not true; a lot is because it includes the CBD, but nowhere near most

City centre vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?

City centre vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?

This comparison by ABC News of living in the city centre with living in the fringe suburbs is long but it's ultimately unconvincing; it doesn't compare apples with apples

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in July

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in July

Including walking, buses, parking, High Speed Rail, the city centre, cycling, greyhounds, the suburbs, taxing tobacco, and the environmental benefit of building rail

Why is the centre of Sydney so dull?

Why is the centre of Sydney so dull?

Sydney's CBD is pretty lifeless compared to Melbourne's. Is it the result of the lock-out law? Are Melbourne's laneways just too good? Or is it more likely there are structural reasons?

Are city centre apartment towers really slums?

Are city centre apartment towers really slums?

It's a common charge but Melbourne's city centre apartment towers aren't remotely like real slums and nor are they likely to be in the forseeable future

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Improving the experience of occasional users of public transport - those who might use it only to go to the footy - is a key way of building community support for system improvements

Can Australian cities be built with a distinctive look?

Can Australian cities be built with a distinctive look?

Some cities like central Paris developed a characteristic built form; they have a distinctive urban character. Brisbane City Council aims to grow the centre of Brisbane with a distinguishing sub tropical spirit

Should there be more family friendly housing in the city centre?

Should there be more family friendly housing in the city centre?

There are ongoing calls for public intervention to ensure more 3 and 4 bedroom apartments are built in the city centre for families. It's a popular idea, but the case for intervention is weak

Are city centre apartment towers the “slums of the future”?

Are city centre apartment towers the “slums of the future”?

One of the most persistent and widespread criticisms of city centre apartment towers is they’ll inevitably be "the slums of tomorrow". But does the claim hold up on closer examination?