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August 13 - That was the week that was...

August 13 - That was the week that was...

Alan DaviesAug 13, 20171 Comment

A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 13 August 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

Weekend reading 12 August

Alan DaviesAug 11, 2017

Should corridors be protected for HSR?

Should corridors be protected for HSR?

Alan DaviesJul 10, 201721 Comments

Infrastructure Australia reckons protecting corridors for East Coast High Speed Rail would save billions, but the case hasn't been made that the project makes sense

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in July

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in July

Alan DaviesSep 15, 2016

Including walking, buses, parking, High Speed Rail, the city centre, cycling, greyhounds, the suburbs, taxing tobacco, and the environmental benefit of building rail

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in March

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in March

Alan DaviesMay 5, 20162 Comments

Including infrastructure costs, elevated rail, Calatrava's NY rail station, fantasy rail, parking, cycling, sports stadia, High Speed Rail, Grand Prix, Fairfax clickbait, empty homes, dwelling diversity, and more

Can the Greens do better on transport policy?

Can the Greens do better on transport policy?

Alan DaviesMay 7, 201548 Comments

Political commentators agree Richard Di Natale is more policy oriented than his predecessor, so he should review a couple of recent transport issues where the Party has lost sight of its progressive rationale

Infrastructure: do politicians care about the truth?

Infrastructure: do politicians care about the truth?

Alan DaviesFeb 17, 201417 Comments

Claims made last week about High Speed Rail and the East-West Link show yet again just how blithely and contemptuously Australian politicians treat the facts - integrity is optional

Are The Greens intent on trashing their brand?

Are The Greens intent on trashing their brand?

Alan DaviesSep 15, 201363 Comments

The Greens want to build a rail line to Doncaster in Melbourne's eastern suburbs instead of the East-West Link. But it would be a poor trade and a poor reflection of the party's stated values

Will High Speed Rail save the cities and develop the regions?

Will High Speed Rail save the cities and develop the regions?

Alan DaviesDec 19, 201217 Comments

Taking growth pressures off the city fringe while simultaneously developing the regions is one of the key arguments used to support proposals for a High Speed Rail network on Australia’s east coast. But is it a cost-effective way of doing either?

Seriously, can Canberra really be Sydney's second airport?

Seriously, can Canberra really be Sydney's second airport?

Alan DaviesOct 10, 201225 Comments

Barry O'Farrell and Canberra Airport believe High Speed Rail will allow Sydney's second airport to be located 250 km away in Canberra. Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, reckons the idea is outrageous.