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That was The week That was… w/e August 20

That was The week That was… w/e August 20

TW3 is a commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 20 August 2017

The alternative to Fairfax – Saturday reading

The alternative to Fairfax – Saturday reading

Avoiding the Fairfax papers? Here's some interesting, useful, sometimes discombobulating, occasionally contrarian and at times amusing alternative reading, with an urbanist bent

Can design make cities safe for women?

Can design make cities safe for women?

A new project shows the urban geography of harrassment and assault suffered by women at the hands of men. The scope for design to mitigate offensive male behaviour is limited

Connectivity isn’t the same as social connection

Connectivity isn’t the same as social connection

Increased connection via walking and cycling paths sounds great but it can erode social connection, argues guest writer Dr Brenda Mackie; it's not a guarantee of ‘liveability’

Will culling bottle shops cut domestic violence?

Will culling bottle shops cut domestic violence?

According to La Trobe University economist, Professor Harry Clarke, there’s a “bone-headed argument making the rounds” that reducing the number of liquor stores in a neighbourhood will reduce domestic violence. The bone-headed argument comes from Michael Livingston, a research fellow at the Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre in Melbourne. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Livingston studied […]

Are Melbourne's trains really getting safer?

Are Melbourne's trains really getting safer?

A new report on the safety of Melbourne’s trains says they are getting safer. Reported offences fell from 45 per million passenger boardings in 2005-06 to 33 in 2008-09. That’s a phenomenal 27% reduction. The report, titled Personal Safety and Security on the Metropolitan Train System, was prepared by the Victorian Auditor General and released […]