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Yet again politicians reach for the High Speed Rail elixir - this time as a prescription for national economic recovery from the pandemic. But it's snake oil

Is High Speed Rail the economic game-changer we need now?

Yet again politicians reach for the High Speed Rail elixir - this time as a prescription for national economic recovery from the pandemic. But it's snake oil

We can learn lessons from cities like Paris, but we must be alert to the dangers in importing solutions that might work well elsewhere but aren't well matched to local circumstances

Is Paris the right model for the Sydney of 2050?

We can learn lessons from cities like Paris, but we must be alert to the dangers in importing solutions that might work well elsewhere but aren't well matched to local circumstances

Even with bullish projections for public transport growth, cars look set to remain the dominant mode in Australian cities. Much closer attention must be given to tackling motoring directly

What would happen if public transport use grew faster?

Even with bullish projections for public transport growth, cars look set to remain the dominant mode in Australian cities. Much closer attention must be given to tackling motoring directly

It’ll make mistakes like it always has, but Sydney’s problem with growth isn’t about physical capacity. The issue is most existing home owners don’t want things to change

Is Sydney really full to the brim?

It’ll make mistakes like it always has, but Sydney’s problem with growth isn’t about physical capacity. The issue is most existing home owners don’t want things to change

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 24 September 2017

That was The week That was… w/e 24 September

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 24 September 2017

The Grenfell Tower fire was the result of flawed policy on public housing, not some inherent flaw in the high-rise residential building type

Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?

The Grenfell Tower fire was the result of flawed policy on public housing, not some inherent flaw in the high-rise residential building type

Interesting links for urbanists

Sunday reading

Interesting links for urbanists

The extensive suburbs in the middle rings of Australia's east coast capitals explain why the "missing middle" is so much less dense than in comparable Canadian cities

Are Australia’s big cities dense enough?

The extensive suburbs in the middle rings of Australia's east coast capitals explain why the "missing middle" is so much less dense than in comparable Canadian cities

The assertion that rail travellers pay a $7.96 access fee to Sydney Airport on top of the Opal fare is wrong and lets the NSW Government off the hook

Does Sydney Airport really charge train travellers too much?

The assertion that rail travellers pay a $7.96 access fee to Sydney Airport on top of the Opal fare is wrong and lets the NSW Government off the hook