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Weekend reading August 5/6

Alan DaviesAug 4, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

Alan DaviesJun 30, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the June quarter 2017, including airports, transport, heritage, cycling, planning, health, infrastructure, housing, regions

Do residents of green places live longer?

Do residents of green places live longer?

Alan DaviesMay 9, 20172 Comments

It's arguable whether greener residential areas reduce mortality but there are plenty of other good reasons to promote planting more trees, especially along streets

Monday links (Fairfax-free)

Alan DaviesMay 8, 2017

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

Thursday links

Alan DaviesMay 4, 2017

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative, sometimes contrarian, and occasionally amusing links for urbanists

How big are the public health benefits of riding to work?

How big are the public health benefits of riding to work?

Alan DaviesMay 1, 20171 Comment

Those who cycle to work have better health prospects than those who commute by car or transit but it's unlikely all the public health benefits would scale up if a lot more of us cycled

Have the Premiers finally 'gotten' New Urbanism?

Have the Premiers finally 'gotten' New Urbanism?

Alan DaviesApr 1, 20176 Comments

A visiting Canadian expert appears to have done what the locals couldn't: inspired most of the Premiers to improve the health of city dwellers through better urban planning

So what if India has more mobile phones than toilets?

So what if India has more mobile phones than toilets?

Alan DaviesSep 13, 20164 Comments

It's true India has more mobile phones than toilets but the meme demeans the population and contributes little to improving sanitation

Is it time to rethink how smoking is taxed?

Is it time to rethink how smoking is taxed?

Alan DaviesJul 5, 201611 Comments

With the 2016-17 budget potentially a relic, there's an opportunity to step back from the cruel and uncaring decision to increase the excise on smoking by (yet another) 50%

Does using public transport make the community healthier?

Does using public transport make the community healthier?

Alan DaviesAug 26, 201511 Comments

A new US study finds that mode share and accessibility by public transport aren't correlated significantly with health outcomes. If the study's right, how could that be?