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Should we be building new rail lines up in the air?

Should we be building new rail lines up in the air?

It would be a pity if the "Sky Rail" brouhaha in Melbourne over removal of level crossings were to damage the potential use of elevated rail for totally new rail lines in all Australian cities

What can other cities learn from New York’s High Line?

What can other cities learn from New York’s High Line?

The High Line is a great example of how to re-use abandoned infrastructure. But cities seeking to emulate its success should consider that "re-purposing" is not always the right decision

Sydney, what’re you thinking?!

Sydney, what’re you thinking?!

Many Sydneysiders have taken enthusiastically to architect David Vago’s idea, inspired by Manhattan’s High Line, of turning the Sydney Monorail track into an elevated walking and cycling path. When the Sydney Morning Herald posed the question in its on-line survey, “should the Monorail be replaced with a High Line similar to New York’s?”, 81% of the […]

Are the suburbs like the inner city?

Are the suburbs like the inner city?

Australian suburbs are commonly thought of as low density, single-use dormitories offering residents spacious lots, detached houses, quiet streets and a good measure of “leafy” amenity. Since it is assumed residents commute to the city centre, the suburbs are unsullied by the noise and grind of daily commerce. It’s also commonly implied that the suburbs […]