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Why don’t neighbours matter as much anymore?

Why don’t neighbours matter as much anymore?

We're not as connected with our neighbours as previous generations were, mostly because we're better off; we have greater mobility and more choice

Monday links (Fairfax-free)

Monday links (Fairfax-free)

Here's some interesting reading to help keep you away from the Fairfax press

Does diversity mean everywhere has to be the same?

Does diversity mean everywhere has to be the same?

More diversity seems to be a “no-brainer” to most urban policy-makers and it's mostly a very good thing, but insisting on it at every scale misunderstands what big cities are about

Is 20% two and three bedroom apartments diverse enough?

Is 20% two and three bedroom apartments diverse enough?

Requiring new developments to have more 2 & 3 bedroom apartments is questionable policy - it may impact affordability; it's unnecessary; and it probably won’t work anyway

Would urban policy benefit from a greater diversity of views?

Would urban policy benefit from a greater diversity of views?

The Prime Minister's enthusiasm for cities offers the possibility that some leading conservatives might recognise their affinity with urbanism and start to engage with it in a positive way

Can artists do good work from the suburbs?

Can artists do good work from the suburbs?

Gentrification has made it harder for artists to live and work in the inner city. But it's not as critical a location for them as it once was; many - probably most - live in the suburbs or the country

Does the city centre need more “family friendly” housing?

Does the city centre need more “family friendly” housing?

Planning strategies routinely emphasise the desirability of increasing diversity but the spatial scale matters. Diverse cities aren't a uniform blend; they're a geographical patchwork

Diversity in cities: does it have to be uniform?

Diversity in cities: does it have to be uniform?

Diversity is a key advantage of living in cities but so also is the opportunity for like-minded people to choose to live close to each other. Successful cities offer both possibilities

Do Sunbelt cities know how to increase diversity?

Do Sunbelt cities know how to increase diversity?

Low housing costs appear to be a key reason why sprawling US Sunbelt metros have made the biggest gains in reducing racial segregation. There are lessons here for Australian cities

An Aroma of links for urbanists

An Aroma of links for urbanists

Compare cities side-by-side; hipster traps; the magic of sharing; noise in cities; perceptions aren't always reality; the most diverse cities in the US; exercise doesn't stop obesity; Kisho Kurokawa's famous Tokyo capsule tower to be demolished