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Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?

Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?

A rail line from Melbourne airport to the CBD will very likely be necessary one day, but an upgraded SkyBus can do the job in the short-to-medium term at vastly lower cost

Are the politicians trying to con us on this one?

Are the politicians trying to con us on this one?

If the "20-minute" city is defined by how many everyday services can be accessed by bicycle then we've already got it and the claims of Federal and State leaders look like a con

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

In an astonishing display of sanity – especially during an election campaign – the Turnbull Government has backed away from its earlier enthusiasm for High Speed Rail

Does Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ work for secondary school trips?

Does Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ work for secondary school trips?

If Malcolm Turnbull’s idea of the 30-minute city is going to work anywhere it should work for traditionally local trips like getting to high school, shouldn't it?

Is Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ a serious election issue?

Is Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ a serious election issue?

The 30-minute city is the big urban policy idea both the Government and the Opposition are bringing to the election. But how realistic is it? Can they actually deliver on this one?

Turnbull’s Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

Turnbull’s Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

The Prime Minister's vaunted Smart Cities Plan is light on actions but it offers some interesting insights into the Government's thinking on cities policy

Surely the 30-minute city makes sense for primary school trips?

Surely the 30-minute city makes sense for primary school trips?

Malcolm Turnbull's 30-minute city idea might look easy at first glance, but even delivering on primary school trips will require a level of commitment and political courage he can't manage

Has Turnbull’s cities rhetoric radicalised the Liberal Premiers?

Has Turnbull’s cities rhetoric radicalised the Liberal Premiers?

Comments by Australia’s conservative Premiers indicate the PM isn’t alone in his embrace of new urbanist philosophy. It seems traditional political understandings might need to be revised

Is Turnbull’s “30-minute city” all spin (or a really useful idea)?

Is Turnbull’s “30-minute city” all spin (or a really useful idea)?

Politicians don't like to be too specific because it invites criticism and accountability, so both the Government and the Opposition are spinning the aspirational idea of "the 30-minute city"

Will simply building more public transport seriously suppress car use?

Will simply building more public transport seriously suppress car use?

The Prime Minister’s enthusiasm for cities is welcome. Now he needs to come to grips with the painful reality of how ineffectual most of the fashionable urban policy prescriptions are