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

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the first quarter of 2017, including transport, heritage, planning, infrastructure, design, housing, economics, cycling

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

Will these standards really make apartment residents better off?

Will these standards really make apartment residents better off?

The Victorian government has no idea if its draft standards for apartments will make future residents better off or worse off. That's poor policy-making

Should the walls come down at the (North Fitzroy) Star hotel?

Should the walls come down at the (North Fitzroy) Star hotel?

Residents are increasingly looking to state and local government planners to protect a hard-to-define ambience or a special quality that’s come about serendipitously rather than by design

Can we have an Australian Museum of Architecture (AMOA) please?

Can we have an Australian Museum of Architecture (AMOA) please?

It’s way past time Australia had a national architecture museum to promote the value of good design and celebrate the enormous contribution the discipline has made to the built environment

Do architects go crazy when they design their own houses?

Do architects go crazy when they design their own houses?

The stereotype is architects go into "batshit crazy" mode when they’ve got the freedom to design their own house. A new book suggests that’s out of date; these architects focus on good design

Does “good design” actually mean “more stuff”?

Does “good design” actually mean “more stuff”?

A common argument in the debate around apartment standards is size doesn’t matter; good design does. But "good design" looks like code for making residents have "more stuff" they don't want

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

A list of the articles published on The Urbanist in April 2015, including driving vs public transport, cycling to rail stations, designing memorials, living in high-rise towers, and more

Designing memorials: is simple and subtle the best way?

Designing memorials: is simple and subtle the best way?

The design of emotionally intense projects like memorials needs "great imagination and deep subtlety"; memorials are one of the hardest and most fraught commissions a designer can take on