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Can the regions save cities from sprawl?

Can the regions save cities from sprawl?

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?

Are big cities just collections of country towns?

Are big cities just collections of country towns?

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

Why do cities still sprawl?

Why do cities still sprawl?

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.

Should the

Should the "20 minute city" be the key objective of planning?

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.

Planning our cities: shouldn't we expect better?

Planning our cities: shouldn't we expect better?

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.

Metro Strategy: (2) what are the challenges?

Alan DaviesMar 29, 20119 Comments

Yesterday I talked about what I thought the new

Metro Strategy: (1) what should it be?

Alan DaviesMar 28, 20115 Comments

The Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy, has apparently 

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