Alan DaviesOct 14, 201312 Comments
Siphoning metropolitan growth off to regional centres is proposed as an answer to urban sprawl. But is it a case of shifting the problem elsewhere at higher cost?
Alan DaviesMar 4, 201322 Comments
Like John Brumby before him, Ted Baillieu thinks big cities are made up of lots of self-contained villages. That's worrying because it means the Premier of Victoria doesn't get what cities are about
Alan DaviesDec 12, 201236 Comments
One of the perennial conceits of city policy-makers is they can contain urban sprawl. Yet throughout history, those pesky cities have persistently grown outwards.
Alan DaviesDec 3, 20129 Comments
Planners seem seduced by the idea that cities are just lots of self-contained villages. But that view misunderstands what cities are about and why they form.
Alan DaviesOct 29, 20121 Comment
The Baillieu government has released the discussion paper for its metropolitan strategy. It seems to 'tick the boxes' but it could've and should've been better.
Alan DaviesMar 29, 20119 Comments
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