November 17, 2017 2
November 3, 2017
October 22, 2017 1
Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 22 October 2017
October 16, 2017 1
Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 15 October 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism
October 13, 2017
September 22, 2017
April 17, 2017 20
Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook describes what a comprehensive plan for a metro rail network supported by feeder light rail services in Western Sydney should look like
April 10, 2017 15
The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is about politics, not good policy
April 20, 2016 10
New data provides valuable and possibly surprising insights into how Australian city dwellers use public transport and its potential to change the nature of urban travel
December 31, 2015
A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2015, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more
April 1, 2014 5
There was lots of discussion around the nation last week about the idea of abolishing fares on public transport. At first glance it might sound like a great idea, but here're ten issues to think about first
March 17, 2014 8
New data shows public transport use in the US in 2013 was the highest it’s been since 1956. But that should be small comfort – compared to cars, public transport use in the US is still piddling
February 12, 2014 17
Achieving even a modest increase in the share of urban work trips carried by public transport in the future will be extraordinarily hard and require new ways of thinking about transport
August 27, 2013 3
A London designer has prepared maps for the rail systems of Sydney and Melbourne based on the geometry of concentric circles. They highlight the orbital connectivity of networks
June 21, 2013
Priced-out of Paris; three starchitects in Germany; multi modal public transport journeys; declining demand for husbands; can a city be successful without transit?; can we still build real architecture; bicycle helmets & concussion; welcome to exurbia...
February 22, 2013 35
Any optimist who thinks civic virtue is flourishing in our cities should have a look at the ease with which public transport fare evaders rationalise and justify their behaviour
December 4, 2012 21
It's true emissions from public transport aren't as low relative to cars as is popularly imagined, but the savings are still significant. And there are other good reasons to invest in worthwhile transit services.
November 7, 2012 9
Many newer rail-based transit projects aren't cost-effective. Too often it's assumed one transit project is as good as any other. More effort needs to go into building the right projects in the right places.
October 21, 2012 2
In Australian cities, public transport use correlates with population density. More importantly though, it correlates with the degree to which population is concentrated.
September 27, 2012 12
The latest release of the American Community Survey provides a reminder of the enormity of the task of shifting commuters into more sustainable modes. Transit's mode share barely moved over the last 11 years despite large investment in new systems.