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That was The week That was…

That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 19 November 2017

How big are the public health benefits of riding to work?

How big are the public health benefits of riding to work?

Those who cycle to work have better health prospects than those who commute by car or transit but it's unlikely all the public health benefits would scale up if a lot more of us cycled

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in August

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in August

Including repurposing golf courses, cycle superhighways, rough sleeping, social isolation, Uber tax, tiny apartments, Olympic medals, super commutes, motorcycles, and more

Are cities bigger than we imagine?

Are cities bigger than we imagine?

Cities are invariably much "bigger" than they seem. Administrative boundaries almost always fail to capture the full extent of a city's economic and social influence

How much time do we really spend on work-related travel?

How much time do we really spend on work-related travel?

The duration of the average work-related trip in Melbourne is consistent with other large world cities in developed countries but the average doesn't show there's considerable variation by mode

Is Turnbull’s “30-minute city” all spin (or a really useful idea)?

Is Turnbull’s “30-minute city” all spin (or a really useful idea)?

Politicians don't like to be too specific because it invites criticism and accountability, so both the Government and the Opposition are spinning the aspirational idea of "the 30-minute city"

What were the most-read articles published by The Urbanist in 2015?

What were the most-read articles published by The Urbanist in 2015?

A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2015, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more

How is it cars had taken over the streets by 1976?

How is it cars had taken over the streets by 1976?

Car use grew rapidly in Australia in the immediate post-war era. By 1976 cars accounted for 70% of all commutes across the nation's capital cities. It had all the hallmarks of an irresistible force