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A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 30 July 2017 bearing on urbanism and it's discontents
The Grenfell Tower fire was the result of flawed policy on public housing, not some inherent flaw in the high-rise residential building type
It's a common charge but Melbourne's city centre apartment towers aren't remotely like real slums and nor are they likely to be in the forseeable future
Of all the many criticisms of high-rise living in Australia's capitals, the charge that it reduces "chance encounters" and is socially isolating is the weakest
Tall residential towers are widely seen as inappropriate in the suburbs. But maybe the idea of "the suburbs" is itself no longer appropriate
A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2015, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more
Victoria's new government shouldn't dismiss CBD residential towers as the playthings of avaricious developers. It should think about the wider benefits from increased housing supply
They're frequently criticised, but high-rise apartments in the city centre save on infrastructure costs, improve sustainability, and help keep housing costs down across the rest of the metro area
High-rise apartments in the city centre are under constant popular attack, but they facilitate walking, improve housing affordability elsewhere in the metro area, and improve sustainability