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Is the “20-minute city” mostly spin?

Is the “20-minute city” mostly spin?

It seems an attractive idea, but the 20-minute city is more about marketing than substantive policy. Of course politicians love it; the rest of us have no excuse for being gullible

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Public transport is a big part of the answer to congestion but it can't do it alone. But congestion isn't the only big issue; so is providing access to places as population grows

Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?

Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?

The Grenfell Tower fire was the result of flawed policy on public housing, not some inherent flaw in the high-rise residential building type

(Good) Friday links

(Good) Friday links

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative, occasionally amusing, but most of all "good" links for anyone interested in cities

Wednesday links

Wednesday links

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?

Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?

The argument that Australian cities can significantly increase inner city density by replicating European housing forms is an argument for keeping newcomers out

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

Should we deck over motorways to provide more urban parkland?

Should we deck over motorways to provide more urban parkland?

Decking over motorways to provide more parkland might sound like a wonderful thing but it would be extraordinarily expensive and very hard to justify in our low density cities

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