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How desperate can the Morrison government get?

How desperate can the Morrison government get?

The federal Coalition's latest promise to spend up big on transport infrastructure and reform housing policy in cities looks more like electoral desperation than good sense

Where to with transport in our capital cities?

Where to with transport in our capital cities?

The start of the year is an opportune time to take a big-picture view of the state of passenger transport in Australia’s major urban areas. The key challenge for policy-makers is to "tame" the car

Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?

Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?

Understanding that most jobs are outside the city centre is vital, because the challenges they present for transport infrastructure policy are more complex and more politically difficult

Is popular support for city growth disappearing?

Is popular support for city growth disappearing?

No matter what experts think, slowing population growth – and hence immigration – seems to be a very powerful political idea winning support across the demographic board

Has Albo really found a congestion hollow log?

Has Albo really found a congestion hollow log?

Anthony Albanese gets it wrong on traffic congestion. Australian cities need politicians who'll tell us what's really going on and what really needs to be done

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the first quarter of 2017, including transport, heritage, planning, infrastructure, design, housing, economics, cycling

Is Plan Melbourne really, actually…a plan?

Is Plan Melbourne really, actually…a plan?

It's taken since 2014 to prepare, but despite the name, the "refresh" of Plan Melbourne doesn't deliver on its most basic pretension; it's not really a plan!

Shouldn’t all cities have a “cycle superhighway” plan?

Shouldn’t all cities have a “cycle superhighway” plan?

It might look like all political gain and no financial pain, but the WA Government's Cycling Network Plan is a valuable and important exercise that governments elsewhere should emulate as soon as possible

Is promoting health and fitness a winning strategy for cycling?

Is promoting health and fitness a winning strategy for cycling?

Emphasising the exercise and health benefits is a good way to promote cycling in the short term but it might make it harder to win serious mode share in Australian cities in the long run