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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?

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

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

Alan DaviesMay 30, 2016

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?

Is the suburban quarter-acre block a myth?

Is the suburban quarter-acre block a myth?

Alan DaviesMay 23, 20164 Comments

The idea that Australians sprawl across the suburban landscape on massive "quarter acre" lots is common but it's a myth and was never true in the modern era

Is it time our cities got Cycle Superhighways?

Is it time our cities got Cycle Superhighways?

Alan DaviesMay 11, 20168 Comments

The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is promising to follow in the tracks of Boris Johnson and build more Cycle Superhighways. It's time we did too

How important is public transport?

How important is public transport?

Alan DaviesApr 20, 201610 Comments

New data provides valuable and possibly surprising insights into how Australian city dwellers use public transport and its potential to change the nature of urban travel

Will capping the number of bottle shops contain family violence?

Will capping the number of bottle shops contain family violence?

Alan DaviesApr 18, 20164 Comments

A Melbourne Council opposes a new Dan Murphy's packaged liquor outlet because its concerned it would increase the number of family violence incidents within the municipality

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Alan DaviesApr 13, 20166 Comments

Improving the experience of occasional users of public transport - those who might use it only to go to the footy - is a key way of building community support for system improvements

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