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Is Sydney the new New York?

Is Sydney the new New York?

The Sydney Morning Herald's comparison of small parts of Sydney with leading world metropolises might grab the attention of readers, but it's rubbish

Is “denser than Singapore” too dense for Sydney?

Is “denser than Singapore” too dense for Sydney?

The City of Sydney reckons the NSW Government wants to redevelop Waterloo at a density "greater than anything in Singapore". Turns out Council's fear of density is ill-founded

Are Sydney’s “empty homes” the result of perverse tax incentives?

Are Sydney’s “empty homes” the result of perverse tax incentives?

It's not certain Sydney even has a serious "empty homes" problem much less one driven by tax incentives. There are simpler and more plausible explanations for unoccupied dwellings

Who’s had enough of Fairfax clickbait?

Who’s had enough of Fairfax clickbait?

Fairfax readers don't like clickbait and some are cancelling their digital subscriptions. Their choice, but I'm keeping mine because digital media like The Age and SMH still provide a valuable service

Can (traditional) Kings Cross be saved?

Can (traditional) Kings Cross be saved?

The traditional role of Sydney's Kings Cross as a place to walk on the wild side is under threat. But if the forces that created it no longer apply, it's unlikely the "old" Cross can be saved

What’s really putting the brakes on millennial’s driving?

What’s really putting the brakes on millennial’s driving?

The reasons for the drop in driving by 20-29 year olds seem self-evident to many. So too are the appropriate policy responses. But as is so often the case, it’s not that simple

Do on-road cycle paths slow traffic?

Do on-road cycle paths slow traffic?

According to NSW Roads Minister, Duncan Gay, on-road cycle paths in the centre of Sydney are in the wrong place and exacerbate traffic congestion. However his Department flatly contradicts him. It reckons they’re not only in the right place, they don’t slow traffic either! The prospect of increased traffic congestion from road space “sacrificed” for […]

Was Sydney’s Olympics in the wrong place?

Was Sydney’s Olympics in the wrong place?

During the first week of the Olympics, architecture critic Elizabeth Farrelly wrote a piece in the Sydney Morning Herald arguing that London planned its Games better than Sydney (Where the Brits have us beaten). The gist of her argument is London’s facilities were put in accessible locations and provided with good transport infrastructure. In Sydney, […]

Is Bali selling itself short?

Is Bali selling itself short?

There were an astonishing 972 reader comments by 5.30 pm Tuesday on this story in The Age by journalist Carolyn Webb, Bali: why bother?, bemoaning the unwanted attentions from street touts she attracted on a visit to Ubud earlier this month: Single women, especially, cannot walk more than 10 metres without being shouted at, approached, […]

Is this the end of The Age (as we know it)?

Is this the end of The Age (as we know it)?

My family let our subscription to The Age lapse the other week. It’s not that $419 p.a. isn’t good value – we’d be prepared to pay a bit more if we had to – it’s just that no one in the household reads the print edition of the paper anymore. And we no longer have […]