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Alan DaviesApr 20, 20171 Comment

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

Friday links

Alan DaviesMar 31, 20171 Comment

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

City centre vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?

Alan DaviesMar 30, 20172 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 DaviesMar 20, 20174 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 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"?

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