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Is it time to cap “the era of the skyscraper”?

Is it time to cap “the era of the skyscraper”?

Victoria's new government shouldn't dismiss CBD residential towers as the playthings of avaricious developers. It should think about the wider benefits from increased housing supply

Do outer suburban workers have extra long commutes?

Do outer suburban workers have extra long commutes?

The popular idea that outer suburban workers spend two or more hours a day commuting is exaggerated. The key issue isn't time but how far they commute and how they get there

Are apartment towers bad for our cities?

Are apartment towers bad for our cities?

High-rise apartments in the city centre are under constant popular attack, but they facilitate walking, improve housing affordability elsewhere in the metro area, and improve sustainability

Should the public expect to like public art?

Should the public expect to like public art?

Public art enjoys a privileged status: it gets to live in a place owned by the public. It should therefore be a given that it must “connect” with the wider community in a positive way

Should the public have a say in choosing architects?

Should the public have a say in choosing architects?

The public don't get much say in the selection of designs for major public buildings even though they're the main users, but there's a case for them having a bigger role