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What’s wrong (and right) with “suburban sprawl”?

What’s wrong (and right) with “suburban sprawl”?

Our major cities require a more sophisticated understanding of the role of fringe development in accommodating forecast growth than reflexively dismissing it out of hand as "sprawl"

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

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

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?

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

Thursday links

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

Friday links

Friday links

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

City centre vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?

City centre vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?

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?

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?

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?

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”?

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