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Isn’t long-term planning for urban public transport a no-brainer?

Isn’t long-term planning for urban public transport a no-brainer?

The Rail Futures Institute’s Melbourne Rail Plan is the sort of comprehensive metropolitan plan that the Government's failed to release, preferring instead to pull out ad-hoc projects just before the next election

Will Fishermans Bend meet its sustainability target?

Will Fishermans Bend meet its sustainability target?

It’s easy to give the appearance of being progressive when the proof of the pudding won’t be known until 2050, but sometimes inconvenient truths can't be overlooked

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 3, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 3, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the September quarter 2017, including airports, public transport, cars and traffic, heritage, cycling, planning, memorials

August 13 – That was the week that was…

August 13 – That was the week that was…

A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 13 August 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the June quarter 2017, including airports, transport, heritage, cycling, planning, health, infrastructure, housing, regions

Are Australia’s big cities dense enough?

Are Australia’s big cities dense enough?

The extensive suburbs in the middle rings of Australia's east coast capitals explain why the "missing middle" is so much less dense than in comparable Canadian cities

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the first quarter of 2017, including transport, heritage, planning, infrastructure, design, housing, economics, cycling

What’s the future for Essendon Airport?

What’s the future for Essendon Airport?

It didn't take long for the blame game to emerge following yesterday's tragedy at Essendon, but it's better to find out what really happened and why before making policy

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in August

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in August

Including peak car, infrastructure evaluation, apartment standards, cycling safety, architecture, public transport in the 50s, cars in the 70s, liveable cities, planning new suburbs, and more