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That was The week That was…

That was The week That was…

Alan Davies October 22, 2017

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 22 October 2017

Do the suburbs make you fat?

Do the suburbs make you fat?

Alan Davies October 17, 2017 3 Comments

Suburbanites are fatter than inner city residents, but it might not be because the suburbs are more car-oriented; it might be because the two regions attract different types of people

Weekend reading 26/27 August

Alan Davies August 25, 2017

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 August 5/6

Alan Davies August 4, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

Alan Davies June 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 Davies May 9, 2017 2 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 Davies May 8, 2017

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

Thursday links

Alan Davies May 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 Davies May 1, 2017 1 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 Davies April 1, 2017 6 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