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Should CBD parking be buried?

Should CBD parking be buried?

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

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Tuesday links

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

What revitalised central Melbourne?

What revitalised central Melbourne?

Planners made an important contribution to the oft-noted and widely admired vitality of central Melbourne but success really does have many mothers

Does cycling get preferential treatment compared to walking?

Does cycling get preferential treatment compared to walking?

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.

Should car share users pay for parking?

Should car share users pay for parking?

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

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?

Does the city centre need more “family friendly” housing?

Does the city centre need more “family friendly” housing?

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

Are apartment towers ruining our city centres?

Are apartment towers ruining our city centres?

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

Are there too many Councils in Australian cities?

Are there too many Councils in Australian cities?

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

Do most cyclists run red lights?

Do most cyclists run red lights?

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 […]