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Hard urban infrastructure (roads, rail lines, water, sewage, gas, electricity, etc) and soft urban infrastructure (schools, child minding centres, activity centres, etc

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Is Plan Melbourne really, actually...a plan?

Is Plan Melbourne really, actually...a plan?

Alan DaviesMar 15, 20172 Comments

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?

Alan DaviesFeb 13, 20177 Comments

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

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

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

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

Alan DaviesNov 7, 20162 Comments

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

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

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

Alan DaviesJun 7, 20163 Comments

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?

Alan DaviesJun 6, 20166 Comments

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?

Alan DaviesNov 30, 201512 Comments

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

Can we build a metro just like the one Paris's got?

Can we build a metro just like the one Paris's got?

Alan DaviesNov 18, 201519 Comments

Many Australians form their views about how public transport should work from their experiences of cities in other countries. But we can't expect to replicate something like the Paris Metro

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in August

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in August

Alan DaviesSep 24, 2015

Including peak car, infrastructure evaluation, apartment standards, cycling safety, architecture, public transport in the 50s, cars in the 70s, liveable cities, planning new suburbs, and more

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