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Do the suburbs make you fat?

Do the suburbs make you fat?

Suburbanites are fatter than inner city residents, but it might not be because the suburbs are more car-oriented; it might be because the two regions attract different types of people

Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?

Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?

The Grenfell Tower fire was the result of flawed policy on public housing, not some inherent flaw in the high-rise residential building type

Could terrace houses make Cherrybrook like Surry Hills?

Could terrace houses make Cherrybrook like Surry Hills?

Recreating the character and community of the inner city in the middle and outer suburbs would require much more than building a similar physical enviroment

Can the outer suburbs walk like the inner city?

Can the outer suburbs walk like the inner city?

Walking accounts for a large share of all trips in the inner city but translating that pattern to the outer suburbs isn't easy; there's more to it than simply increasing dwelling densities on the fringe

Why are small dogs becoming more fashionable?

Why are small dogs becoming more fashionable?

Small dogs are ousting larger dogs in the affections of Americans and, it seems likely, Australians too. One popular explanation is we're living at higher densities but it's likely there's more to it

Is lack of investment in trains why the inner city is so expensive?

Is lack of investment in trains why the inner city is so expensive?

Property prices have risen much faster in the inner city than the outer suburbs over the last 30 years. One theory is that under-investment in rail connecting the suburbs to the CBD is the culprit

Can artists do good work from the suburbs?

Can artists do good work from the suburbs?

Gentrification has made it harder for artists to live and work in the inner city. But it's not as critical a location for them as it once was; many - probably most - live in the suburbs or the country

Does this strategic plan really spurn sprawl?

Does this strategic plan really spurn sprawl?

Metropolitan strategic plans seek to reduce sprawl by directing the lion's share of growth to established parts of the city. Despite what it claims, Plan Melbourne seems to do the opposite

A new high school for inner city Sydney – what can we learn?

A new high school for inner city Sydney – what can we learn?

The Member for the seat of Sydney is campaigning for a new high school in his electorate. Controversially, he's proposing giving local students access to selective Sydney High

What’s the best city in Australia for cycling?

What’s the best city in Australia for cycling?

The Guardian reckons Melbourne and Adelaide are Australia's best cycling cities with Darwin and Sydney making a late surge. Is that right? Can we even define the "best" city for riding?