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Are the jobs in the centre of the city?

Are the jobs in the centre of the city?

There’s a meme that most recent jobs growth in Australia’s largest cities is now in the city centre. Not true; a lot is because it includes the CBD, but nowhere near most

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

There are a number of key criticisms of congestion charging; they carry weight and must be addressed in implementation, but no, they're not fatal flaws

Is congestion charging too inequitable?

Is congestion charging too inequitable?

Congestion charging shouldn't be peremptorily written off as inequitable without examining closely how it would work and who the likely winners and losers would be

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

More problems are coming to light with the proposed West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne. The Government needs to do a better job of explaining and justifying this project

Are Australia’s big cities dense enough?

Are Australia’s big cities dense enough?

The extensive suburbs in the middle rings of Australia's east coast capitals explain why the "missing middle" is so much less dense than in comparable Canadian cities

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

Building (rail) connections across the suburbs

Building (rail) connections across the suburbs

Guest writer Grant Wyeth says the priority for governments should be to connect major activity centres in the middle ring and outer suburbs with orbital rail lines

Favourite city in the world

Favourite city in the world

The comp for City Limits isn't over until Thursday but such is reader Michael R James enthusiasm he couldn't hold back; he boldly offered his views on the various cities nominated by readers as their "favourite"

What can we learn from the East West Link debacle?

What can we learn from the East West Link debacle?

The public release of the business case for the East West Link shows the importance of transparent and rational assessment of infrastructure proposals rather than faith-based advocacy

My ‘Novel of the year’ for urbanists (and economists, and…)

My ‘Novel of the year’ for urbanists (and economists, and…)

Anyone interested in cities will likely be fascinated by Tom Campbell's witty and insightful take on getting ahead in London. And what other novelist cites Kenneth Arrow?