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Weekend reading 26/27 August

Weekend reading 26/27 August

This is why apartment living is different for the poor Outraged romantic: pining for the loss of Old New York Appliances are getting smarter but humans are still lazy Millennial Americans are moving to the ‘burbs, buying big SUVs What’s equity got to do with health in a higher-density city? Dockless bicycles: new transport horizons or mobility spam? […]

Weekend reading July 1 2017

Weekend reading July 1 2017

Interesting links for urbanists

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Some progressives are concerned about the equity effects of congestion charging and are reluctant to support it. It needs to be evaluated at the level of the entire tax/transfer system

Do motorists pay their way?

Do motorists pay their way?

The idea of congestion charging would be easier to "sell" if the focus were on replacing revenue from existing taxes and charges like the fuel excise and registration fees

Are equity concerns with congestion charging a deal breaker?

Are equity concerns with congestion charging a deal breaker?

There's lots of support for the principle of congestion charging but many progressives are ambivalent because of concerns about the equity of the policy. That view needs a rethink

Are motorways the only answer to traffic congestion?

Are motorways the only answer to traffic congestion?

Contrary to Mr Abbott's assertion, the East West Link isn't necessary to reduce urban traffic congestion; it’s a symptom of the failure of governments at all levels to manage excessive demand.

Book giveway! ‘Battlers & Billionaires’ by Andrew Leigh

Book giveway! ‘Battlers & Billionaires’ by Andrew Leigh

In his forthcoming book, Battlers & Billionaires, Andrew Leigh asks: Is Australia fair enough? To answer the question, Black Inc. has given The Urbanist two copies to give away to readers

How is wealth distributed?

How is wealth distributed?

This remarkable new video posted recently on Reddit shows the enormous disconnect between what Americans think is the distribution of wealth in their country and what it actually is

Should public transport be subsidised?

Should public transport be subsidised?

Public transport travel in Australia’s capital cities gets a massive, growing financial subsidy (see exhibit). Passengers don’t pay for any of the capital costs and on average only pay for around a third of operating costs. Yet in spite of the subsidy, public transport only accounts for around 10% of all motorised trips. The single […]