Alan DaviesJun 22, 20159 Comments
The Victorian Government wants to know if a majority of new apartments should have mandated access to direct sun.That's a questionable idea but requiring sun control should be considered
Alan DaviesJun 16, 201513 Comments
Bedrooms that "borrow" natural light from living areas are a key target in the debate about apartment standards. Is it a problem? If so, is it severe enough to justify stronger regulation?
Alan DaviesMay 18, 201517 Comments
The Victorian government say it wants to start a serious discussion on design standards for apartments. But it's not telling the full story; it looks like it's doing a bit of "design-washing"
Alan DaviesDec 16, 201314 Comments
The Napthine Government's new motorway took another blow last week when members of the Plan Melbourne Advisory Committee resigned in protest. But why so late and so publicly?
Alan DaviesMar 4, 201322 Comments
Like John Brumby before him, Ted Baillieu thinks big cities are made up of lots of self-contained villages. That's worrying because it means the Premier of Victoria doesn't get what cities are about
Alan DaviesDec 3, 20129 Comments
Planners seem seduced by the idea that cities are just lots of self-contained villages. But that view misunderstands what cities are about and why they form.
Alan DaviesAug 20, 20124 Comments
Victoria’s Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, seems to have forgotten about the Metropolitan Planning Strategy he promised during the election campaign. Mr Guy’s been in office