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That was The week That was…

That was The week That was…

Alan Davies October 16, 2017 1 Comment

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 15 October 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

Alan Davies September 5, 2017 13 Comments

It’s an appealing meme, but the idea Australian cities could replicate the experience of Amsterdam if only they had the political will is harder than it might look

August 6 – That was the week that was…

August 6 – That was the week that was…

Alan Davies August 6, 2017 3 Comments

A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 6 August 2017 bearing on urbanism and its discontents

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

Alan Davies April 11, 2017 12 Comments

The proportion of children driven to primary school has raced ahead over the last 30 to 40 years. The standard solutions won't change that by much, but there's hope

Surely the 30-minute city makes sense for primary school trips?

Surely the 30-minute city makes sense for primary school trips?

Alan Davies April 6, 2016 6 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's 30-minute city idea might look easy at first glance, but even delivering on primary school trips will require a level of commitment and political courage he can't manage

Managing excessive car use: what’s the low hanging fruit?

Managing excessive car use: what’s the low hanging fruit?

Alan Davies March 2, 2016 14 Comments

A study of urban form in the US concludes that increasing the density of population and employment is a slow way to significantly reduce car use compared to directly pricing driving

Recap: all the doggone topics discussed by The Urbanist in May

Recap: all the doggone topics discussed by The Urbanist in May

Alan Davies June 18, 2015

Including the fashion for small dogs, dog box apartments, barking railway advertising, teaching old dogs to drive, two wheeler rottweiler, collaring the Greens on transport policy, watching a Doggies match, chasing cars, and a ruff deal for Sth Yarra...

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in March

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in March

Alan Davies April 10, 2015

A list of the articles published on The Urbanist in the previous month ranging across cycling, trains, favourite cities, heritage, major events, architecture, driving, skyscrapers and apartments

Are walking and cycling as green as we imagine?

Are walking and cycling as green as we imagine?

Alan Davies March 22, 2015 24 Comments

Recent research concludes carbon emissions from walking are very large - around the same as taking the bus - and it's mainly down to what we eat. As usual, it's not that simple

Why do commuters drive to work instead of taking transit?

Why do commuters drive to work instead of taking transit?

Alan Davies January 21, 2015 25 Comments

The great majority of commuters in Australia’s major cities work in locations where public transport is so uncompetitive relative to cars they're prepared to pay a big premium to drive.