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Topic: Liveability
Does driving matter for a city’s liveability?

Does driving matter for a city’s liveability?

Driving will inevitably continue to have a huge impact on the liveability of Australia's growing cities - policy-makers must stop ignoring the car and start "taming" it

That was The week That was… w/e 15 October

That was The week That was… w/e 15 October

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 15 October 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

That was The week That was…w/e 17 September

That was The week That was…w/e 17 September

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 17 September 2017

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

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

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

Is immigration ruining our cities?

Is immigration ruining our cities?

The Age ran a set of stories on the weekend geared around the idea that immigration-fuelled population growth is seriously damaging Melbourne’s “celebrated liveability”

Where are the most liveable suburbs in Sydney?

Where are the most liveable suburbs in Sydney?

Another week and another list of "most liveable something or others". This one is for Sydney suburbs but like all league tables there're more problems than virtues

Cities: what’s the responsibility of the media?

Cities: what’s the responsibility of the media?

It's great that Fairfax is actively promoting discussion about cities and putting new information in the public realm; but with that goes a responsibility to ensure the input is useful and relevant

Is this ranking of “the most liveable suburbs” believable?

Is this ranking of “the most liveable suburbs” believable?

Liveability is a handy idea but it’s hard to define it in a useful way. However the media love a list, so we invariably end up with flawed exercises like this one from Fairfax

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in August

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in August

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

Is being “the world’s most liveable city” such a big deal?

Is being “the world’s most liveable city” such a big deal?

Yet again The Economist's Global Liveability Index is dominated by Australasian and Canadian cities, but it says little about their differences or what they're like to live in permanently