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An Avalanche of links for urbanists

An Avalanche of links for urbanists

Cool happenings in Paris; Give Way signs for pedestrians; Weird is good for Portland; the streetcar of the future; the largest building in the world; inequality; what makes a work of art seem dated; the economics of 'slut-shaming'; the opportunity cost of streets; and more

Is there a case for freeways?

Is there a case for freeways?

I’ve concluded before that the most plausible scenario in the forseeable future is that cars will continue to be used for the majority of trips in Australian cities. Increasingly, these cars will tend to be powered by clean energy sources and will be slower and more civilised than today’s vehicles. I expect growth in public […]

Does the RACV truly think long term?

Does the RACV truly think long term?

The Age published details on Monday of what it says is a leaked Vicroads “plan for hundreds of kilometres of new freeways”. The “plan” is actually just a map showing how Melbourne’s road network might look in 2040. Vicroads isn’t conceding that it prepared the map but it isn’t denying it either. Most of the […]