Topic archives: Infrastructure

Weekend reading 14/15 October

October 13, 2017

Should public works be named after politicians?

Should public works be named after politicians?

September 7, 2017 2

No matter how worthy they are, we should be very cautious about naming public works after people, but most especially after politicians

That was The week That was… w/e August 20

That was The week That was… w/e August 20

August 20, 2017

TW3 is a commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 20 August 2017

Weekend reading 19/20 August

August 18, 2017 1

Weekend reading July 29/30

July 29, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

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

Has Albo really found a congestion hollow log?

Has Albo really found a congestion hollow log?

June 27, 2017 7

Anthony Albanese gets it wrong on traffic congestion. Australian cities need politicians who'll tell us what's really going on and what really needs to be done

Sunday reading

May 21, 2017

Interesting links for urbanists

Thursday links

May 11, 2017

Links for urbanists - now fortified with extra Fairfax!

The outlook for infrastructure is improving

The outlook for infrastructure is improving

May 11, 2017

Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook reckons the federal budget shows the Coalition is at last heading in the right direction on infrastructure funding

Saturday links

April 22, 2017

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

April 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 Plan Melbourne really, actually…a plan?

Is Plan Melbourne really, actually…a plan?

March 15, 2017 2

It's taken since 2014 to prepare, but despite the name, the "refresh" of Plan Melbourne doesn't deliver on its most basic pretension; it's not really a plan!

What’s government done to make public transport better?

What’s government done to make public transport better?

February 13, 2017 7

A look at what successive governments have done over the last twenty or so years to improve the attractiveness of train travel in Melbourne

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in October

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in October

November 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

Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?

Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?

November 7, 2016 2

More cyclists on the roads is associated with fewer fatal crashes. The safety in numbers effect might be part of the explanation but there are others that are arguably more important

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

November 3, 2016

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

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

June 7, 2016 3

It's an ultra low-cost option with real potential to provide mobility in increasingly congested inner areas. Cycling warrants a massive increase in funding for infrastructure

Is the Greens’ transport policy mostly vote-bait?

Is the Greens’ transport policy mostly vote-bait?

June 6, 2016 6

Just like the major parties, the Greens' transport policy for the 2016 election is mostly about looking good rather than proposing policies that will make a real difference

How dense are our cities compared to Paris?

How dense are our cities compared to Paris?

November 30, 2015 13

The population density of metropolitan Paris is five times that of Melbourne. It explains a lot about why Australian cities have developed in different ways and must devise local solutions