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Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Alan DaviesMar 20, 20173 Comments

Sprawl was the headline city planning issue for more than half a century, but it's 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 DaviesNov 28, 20162 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 DaviesNov 14, 20163 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

Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are "too big"?

Alan DaviesMay 9, 20168 Comments

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

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Will "protecting" the suburbs safeguard affordability?

Alan DaviesNov 26, 20136 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

Are Australian cities sprawling at ever-lower densities?

Are Australian cities sprawling at ever-lower densities?

Alan DaviesNov 6, 20133 Comments

The stereotype of Australian cities is they sprawl for a hundred kilometres from one side to the other at ridiculously low densities and are getting worse. Yet it’s not true - they're getting denser

Are city centre apartment towers

Are city centre apartment towers "vertical sprawl"?

Alan DaviesOct 24, 201313 Comments

It's increasingly common to hear the derisory term “vertical sprawl” used to describe those residential towers springing up in the inner city. But does it really make sense to call them "sprawl"?

Is the urban fringe a jobless wasteland?

Is the urban fringe a jobless wasteland?

Alan DaviesOct 18, 20135 Comments

Inner city residents can access many more jobs than those who live in the outer suburbs. But it doesn't follow that sprawl means the urban fringe is a wasteland of economic opportunity

Do Sunbelt cities know how to increase diversity?

Do Sunbelt cities know how to increase diversity?

Alan DaviesSep 10, 20135 Comments

Low housing costs appear to be a key reason why sprawling US Sunbelt metros have made the biggest gains in reducing racial segregation. There are lessons here for Australian cities

An Accumulation of links for urbanists

An Accumulation of links for urbanists

Alan DaviesMay 24, 20134 Comments

Including America's most bikeable neighbourhoods, love trains, lost buildings, world's most expensive train station, breakthrough technologies, and are shopping arcades the new laneways?,...

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