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That was The week That was… w/e August 27

That was The week That was… w/e August 27

Tw3 is a commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 27 August 2017 that bear on the delights and discontents of urbanism

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?

How to get gender balance in politics

How to get gender balance in politics

"There is a straightforward way to achieve gender balance in any parliament: halve the number of electorates and have each elect a man and a woman"

Should urban golf courses be used for something else?

Should urban golf courses be used for something else?

Strong population growth in established areas prompts the question of whether or not golf courses are still the best way to use very large tracts of urban land

Is Sydney’s Cloud Arch sculpture just a giant logo?

Is Sydney’s Cloud Arch sculpture just a giant logo?

Sydney City Council's proposed giant Cloud Arch sculpture looks good, but means little. Australia's premier city should aspire to something more authentic than a giant logo

Is this why infrastructure costs are escalating?

Is this why infrastructure costs are escalating?

Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, is calling on the O'Farrell Government to get the recently announced eastern suburbs light rail line off the streets of Surry Hills and under the ground

Does Sydney’s new light rail plan make sense?

Does Sydney’s new light rail plan make sense?

There are literally hundreds of existing light rail systems in the world. The value of some is questionable, but Sydney's proposed CBD and South East Light Rail line looks like it'll be among the best

Do on-road cycle paths slow traffic?

Do on-road cycle paths slow traffic?

According to NSW Roads Minister, Duncan Gay, on-road cycle paths in the centre of Sydney are in the wrong place and exacerbate traffic congestion. However his Department flatly contradicts him. It reckons they’re not only in the right place, they don’t slow traffic either! The prospect of increased traffic congestion from road space “sacrificed” for […]

Is Kings Cross too much to bear?

Is Kings Cross too much to bear?

We’re accustomed to thinking of social capital and density as very positive things, but that’s not always true. Some gangs are more effective murderers, rapists and thieves precisely because they have high levels of social capital. Some cults are all the more oppressive because they engender trust. And for all its virtues, density raises occupancy […]

Do more bikeways mean more bicycle commuting?

Do more bikeways mean more bicycle commuting?

It would be a real pity if Barry O’Farrell’s agenda for the City of Sydney ends up compromising Council’s vision for extending bikeways, reducing speed limits and expanding the area of street space reserved for pedestrians. They’re the issues of concern nominated by the NSW Premier when he announced the government will set up a […]