Alan Davies June 22, 2015 9 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 Davies June 16, 2015 13 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 Davies May 18, 2015 17 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 Davies December 16, 2013 14 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 Davies March 4, 2013 22 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 Davies December 3, 2012 9 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 Davies August 20, 2012 4 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 since November 2010 and the team preparing the Metro Strategy for Melbourne was set up a year ago. Yet the only output we’ve seen so far is a web site, […]