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Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Alan DaviesDec 20, 20166 Comments

It's estimated Melbourne's proposed North East Link motorway will reduce train boardings by 25,000 per day - sounds awful, but as usual there's more to it

Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?

Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?

Alan DaviesDec 14, 201611 Comments

The Victorian government's proposal to build a major motorway in the suburbs is premature - but it highlights the need for a more mature discussion about the role of new roads

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

Alan DaviesNov 14, 20163 Comments

Decentralisation is a perennial political favourite because intuitively it seems sensible; but current proposals look a lot more like regional sprawl than regional development

Should we have an Australian Museum of Popular Music?

Should we have an Australian Museum of Popular Music?

Alan DaviesSep 20, 20166 Comments

The demolition of Melbourne's Palace Theatre suggests it's time to create a museum that showcases the history and breadth of the Australian popular music industry

Should removal of this level crossing get priority?

Should removal of this level crossing get priority?

Alan DaviesSep 16, 20162 Comments

Two deaths this week at a Melbourne level crossing prompted calls to prioritise its removal. But it's a much more complex decision; there are other important issues to take into account

Why is the centre of Sydney so dull?

Why is the centre of Sydney so dull?

Alan DaviesSep 14, 20168 Comments

Sydney's CBD is pretty lifeless compared to Melbourne's. Is it the result of the lock-out law? Are Melbourne's laneways just too good? Or is it more likely there are structural reasons?

Are city centre apartment towers really slums?

Are city centre apartment towers really slums?

Alan DaviesSep 5, 20162 Comments

It's a common charge but Melbourne's city centre apartment towers aren't remotely like real slums and nor are they likely to be in the forseeable future

Will these standards really make apartment residents better off?

Will these standards really make apartment residents better off?

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

Is the EIU's World's Most Liveable City gong rubbish?

Is the EIU's World's Most Liveable City gong rubbish?

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

What's better: a small apartment or nothing?

What's better: a small apartment or nothing?

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?"

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