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That was The week That was… w/e September 3

That was The week That was… w/e September 3

Alan Davies September 3, 2017 3 Comments

Tw3 is a short commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 3 September 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

Suburban sprawl or regional sprawl?

Suburban sprawl or regional sprawl?

Alan Davies June 28, 2017 4 Comments

It's probably a political winner, but it's not obvious the Victorian Opposition's new regional sprawl policy is preferable to suburban sprawl or redevelopment of established metro suburbs

Thursday links

Alan Davies April 20, 2017 1 Comment

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

Friday links

Alan Davies March 31, 2017 1 Comment

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

City centre vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?

Alan Davies March 30, 2017 2 Comments

This comparison by ABC News of living in the city centre with living in the fringe suburbs is long but it's ultimately unconvincing; it doesn't compare apples with apples

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Alan Davies March 20, 2017 4 Comments

Sprawl was the headline city planning issue for more than half a century, but its salience has faded over recent decades. Urban policy-makers need to reassess their priorities

Is sprawl a serious threat to food security?

Is sprawl a serious threat to food security?

Alan Davies November 28, 2016 2 Comments

We're often told suburban sprawl replaces agricultural land and is a serious threat to future food security, but the evidence suggests it's not such a big deal

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

Alan Davies November 14, 2016 3 Comments

Decentralisation is a perennial political favourite because intuitively it seems sensible; but current proposals look a lot more like regional sprawl than regional development

Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are “too big”?

Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are “too big”?

Alan Davies May 9, 2016 8 Comments

Regional development and decentralisation are rhetorical favourites of Australian politicians but they're really promoting regional sprawl over suburban sprawl

Will “protecting” the suburbs safeguard affordability?

Will “protecting” the suburbs safeguard affordability?

Alan Davies November 26, 2013 6 Comments

State governments are keen to “protect” the suburbs from redevelopment pressures. But it’s not clear they’re doing enough to protect housing affordability and choice