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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?"

How big a problem are

How big a problem are "super commutes"?

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

Should urban golf courses be used for something else?

Should urban golf courses be used for something else?

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

Is walking to work the way to go?

Is walking to work the way to go?

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

What revitalised central Melbourne?

What revitalised central Melbourne?

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

Is this tram project good policy?

Is this tram project good policy?

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

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

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

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?

How big is the

How big is the "transport divide" between inner and outer suburbs?

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?

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