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Is Melbourne's liveability gong mostly bullshit?

Is Melbourne's liveability gong mostly bullshit?

Alan DaviesAug 17, 20171 Comment

The media and politicians continue to give it credibility but they know the EIU's 'world's most liveable city' gong has little bearing on the life of residents of Melbourne

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Alan DaviesAug 16, 20171 Comment

We make a vanishingly small percentage of short trips by public transport and it's mostly because we prefer the alternatives for this sort of travel. Transit's strengths lie elsewhere

Weekend reading 12 August

Alan DaviesAug 11, 2017

Weekend reading, July 15/16

Alan DaviesJul 15, 2017

Is popular support for city growth disappearing?

Is popular support for city growth disappearing?

Alan DaviesJul 12, 201724 Comments

No matter what experts think, slowing population growth – and hence immigration – seems to be a very powerful political idea winning support across the demographic board

Weekend reading, July 8/9

Alan DaviesJul 8, 2017

Weekend reading July 1 2017

Weekend reading July 1 2017

Alan DaviesJul 1, 2017

Interesting links for urbanists

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

Alan DaviesJun 30, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the June quarter 2017, including airports, transport, heritage, cycling, planning, health, infrastructure, housing, regions

Can security bollards be done better?

Can security bollards be done better?

Alan DaviesJun 26, 20177 Comments

It's regrettable it seems necessary to install heavy bollards in Australian cities to protect against vehicle attacks. But it could be a way to improve public spaces

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

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

Alan DaviesJun 19, 20177 Comments

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