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Is Paris the right model for the Sydney of 2050?

Is Paris the right model for the Sydney of 2050?

We can learn lessons from cities like Paris, but we must be alert to the dangers in importing solutions that might work well elsewhere but aren't well matched to local circumstances

Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network

Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network

Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook describes what a comprehensive plan for a metro rail network supported by feeder light rail services in Western Sydney should look like

A proposal for a Melbourne Ring Metro

A proposal for a Melbourne Ring Metro

Melbourne needs an orbital or "ring" light metro linking major suburban centres to take radial trips off the road system, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

Fantasy tram map 2048, Melbourne

Fantasy tram map 2048, Melbourne

Here's a parallel universe "fantasy" vision of what Melbourne's tram network could look like in 30 years time given more money and more acceptance from motorists

How important is public transport?

How important is public transport?

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

Melbourne fantasy rail map 2047

Melbourne fantasy rail map 2047

It seems everyone loves a 'fantasy' map of how the rail network in their city might look in a parallel universe of more money. This is a vision of what Melbourne could look like in 2047

What were the most-read articles published by The Urbanist in 2015?

What were the most-read articles published by The Urbanist in 2015?

A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2015, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more

What the hell is a bloody “metro” anyway?

What the hell is a bloody “metro” anyway?

The term ‘metro’ is thrown around a lot in discussions of better public transport but there’s precious little consistency in the way it's used or consensus about what a metro actually is

How dense are our cities compared to Paris?

How dense are our cities compared to Paris?

The population density of metropolitan Paris is five times that of Melbourne. It explains a lot about why Australian cities have developed in different ways and must devise local solutions

Does anyone really need to drive to the footy?

Does anyone really need to drive to the footy?

Despite good mass transit access, many visitors to stadiums like the MCG insist on driving to major events and causing severe traffic congestion. Very few of them really need to drive