We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
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Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Melbourne City Council wants to ban above-ground parking in new developments but doesn't have a clue what the wider implications of such a change might be
Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities
There's an argument that cycling gets a disproportionate share of attention compared to other modes with much greater use like walking and public transport. But it's not really a puzzle.
The City of Melbourne is considering a proposal to triple the number of on-street parking spaces reserved for car share by 2021. But it looks like Council won't subsidise the cost of parking
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?
Planning strategies routinely emphasise the desirability of increasing diversity but the spatial scale matters. Diverse cities aren't a uniform blend; they're a geographical patchwork
They're frequently criticised, but high-rise apartments in the city centre save on infrastructure costs, improve sustainability, and help keep housing costs down across the rest of the metro area
Many argue the large number of urban Councils favours local interests over metropolitan objectives, especially in planning. There's a case for rationalising the number and powers of Councils
More than half of cyclists ignore red lights according to British motorising organisation, The Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM). The Institute conducted a survey which found 57% of respondents answered yes to the question: “As a cyclist, do you ever jump red lights?” It’s a highly sensational number but it’s also highly dubious. There’s every […]