Alan DaviesAug 15, 20163 Comments
The Victorian government has no idea if its draft standards for apartments will make future residents better off or worse off. That's poor policy-making
Alan DaviesAug 9, 20162 Comments
Melbourne is supposedly about to lose top spot in the world's most liveable city rankings. So what? It's a meaningless tick useful only for politicking by all sides
Alan DaviesAug 5, 201610 Comments
"If a cramped apartment is the best someone can find within their budget and other constraints, how would they be better off if that apartment didn’t exist?"
Alan DaviesAug 3, 20162 Comments
Rely on the sensationalising media for news and you might conclude most suburban workers suffer daily "super commutes" of an hour and a half or more. Not so
Alan DaviesAug 2, 20162 Comments
Strong population growth in established areas prompts the question of whether or not golf courses are still the best way to use very large tracts of urban land
Alan DaviesJul 28, 20163 Comments
Walking accounts for only a small share of journeys to work but has enormous potential. It's great advantage is it doesn't require huge licks of money for specialised infrastructure
Alan DaviesJul 14, 20164 Comments
Planners made an important contribution to the oft-noted and widely admired vitality of central Melbourne but success really does have many mothers
Alan DaviesJun 30, 2016
Labor's election promise to extend Melbourne's Route 11 tram by one kilometre isn't about good transport policy; it's a political move to protect incumbent David Feeny
Alan DaviesJun 8, 20168 Comments
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?
Alan DaviesJun 1, 20164 Comments
The “transport divide” between the inner and outer suburbs assumes time spent travelling increases significantly with distance from the city centre. But does it?