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Is faux heritage the future?

Is faux heritage the future?

Alan DaviesJul 4, 20176 Comments

Melbourne City Council requires the facade of this old pub to be retained when redeveloped even though the building has no demonstrated heritage value

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

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

Alan DaviesApr 7, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the first quarter of 2017, including transport, heritage, planning, infrastructure, design, housing, economics, cycling

Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?

Alan DaviesDec 12, 20162 Comments

The argument that Australian cities can significantly increase inner city density by replicating European housing forms is an argument for keeping newcomers out

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in October

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in October

Alan DaviesNov 24, 2016

The Urbanist discusses infrastructure costs, terrace houses in the 'burbs, Corkman Pub, cyclists and pedestrians, airport rail, cycling and helmets, infrastructure planning, and more

Should Apple get a bite of Federation Square?

Should Apple get a bite of Federation Square?

Alan DaviesNov 22, 20162 Comments

Apple reportedly wants to establish an Apple store with a signature glass cube in Melbourne's Federation Square. Boring; there are more exciting ways to enhance Fed Square

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Alan DaviesNov 3, 2016

Shoebox apartments, trailer parks, regional dormitories, cycling, gender balance, India, dull Sydney, level crossings, heritage, infrastructure, road pricing, neighbours, and more

Where to next with the Corkman hotel?

Where to next with the Corkman hotel?

Alan DaviesOct 24, 20162 Comments

It's now time for a sensible discussion of what might be done with the Corkman hotel. Let the law deal with the culprit and focus on the best use of the site for the city

Can the spirit of this lost pub be recaptured?

Can the spirit of this lost pub be recaptured?

Alan DaviesOct 19, 20162 Comments

Melburnians lost more than bricks and mortar on the weekend when the Corkman hotel was demolished without a permit; they also lost yet another pub

Should we have an Australian Museum of Popular Music?

Should we have an Australian Museum of Popular Music?

Alan DaviesSep 20, 20166 Comments

The demolition of Melbourne's Palace Theatre suggests it's time to create a museum that showcases the history and breadth of the Australian popular music industry