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Is Melbourne the new New York?

Is Melbourne the new New York?

The Age's comparison of the density of Melbourne's CBD with the density of New York City might massage the prejudices of its readers, but it's rubbish

Is Sydney the new New York?

Is Sydney the new New York?

The Sydney Morning Herald's comparison of small parts of Sydney with leading world metropolises might grab the attention of readers, but it's rubbish

Is New York’s spectacular new train station worth the price?

Is New York’s spectacular new train station worth the price?

The visually arresting World Trade Center Transportation Hub designed by Santiago Calatrava opened in New York last week to a chorus of naysayers worried about the $4 Billion it cost to build

Should there be a minimum size for city centre apartments?

Should there be a minimum size for city centre apartments?

A new report proposes a mandatory minimum size of 50 sq metres for one bedroom apartments. But having a better apartment isn't much use if you can no longer afford to live in it

Is transit winning the transport battle in the US?

Is transit winning the transport battle in the US?

New data shows public transport use in the US in 2013 was the highest it’s been since 1956. But that should be small comfort – compared to cars, public transport use in the US is still piddling

Bike share: when is enough…enough?

Bike share: when is enough…enough?

Despite its poor performance, the Victorian Government says it's looking at expanding Melbourne Bike Share to the inner suburbs. Would it be throwing good money after bad?

Why does bikeshare work in New York but not in Australia?

Why does bikeshare work in New York but not in Australia?

New York's Citi Bike scheme is less than a week old and it's already an overnight success. Would the Melbourne and Brisbane bikeshare schemes be as successful if helmets weren't mandatory?

Is Sydney a cultured city?

Is Sydney a cultured city?

London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, released the World cities culture report 2012 yesterday, a survey he commissioned comparing the cultural strength of 12 international cities on 60 variables. One of those twelve cities is Sydney and, of course, London’s there too. The others are Berlin, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Mumbai, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo The Financial Times […]

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 […]