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Do the suburbs make you fat?

Do the suburbs make you fat?

Suburbanites are fatter than inner city residents, but it might not be because the suburbs are more car-oriented; it might be because the two regions attract different types of people

That was The week That was…w/e 17 September

That was The week That was…w/e 17 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 17 September 2017

That was The week That was… w/e August 20

That was The week That was… w/e August 20

TW3 is a commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 20 August 2017

Connectivity isn’t the same as social connection

Connectivity isn’t the same as social connection

Increased connection via walking and cycling paths sounds great but it can erode social connection, argues guest writer Dr Brenda Mackie; it's not a guarantee of ‘liveability’

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in September

Including cycling, Turnbull's cities policy, bike share, train strikes, walkability, suicide barriers, clustering, CBD towers, a museum of architecture, and more

Do suburban shopping malls deserve all the hatred?

Do suburban shopping malls deserve all the hatred?

Some planners and urban sophisticates view suburban shopping malls with disdain. Yet they offer choice, convenience, walkability and 'buzz'. Oh, and the 90%+ who live in the suburbs like them

How walkable are Australia’s largest cities?

How walkable are Australia’s largest cities?

Only 380,000 residents of Australia's largest cities live in very walkable suburbs, all of them in the inner city. Creating new fringe suburbs with high walkability will be very challenging

What’re the worlds’ most walkable cities?

What’re the worlds’ most walkable cities?

Frommer’s published a top-ten list of The world’s most walkable cities for tourists a couple of days ago. Few will be surprised Florence and Paris top the list but there might be some raised eyebrows that Venice isn’t there. And Melbourne and Sydney among the ten most walkable cities in the entire universe? The full […]

Are the suburbs made for walking?

Are the suburbs made for walking?

My wife and I were both working from home yesterday so we walked approx 1.5 km through suburban streets to our local strip shopping centre for lunch. We’re about 8 km from the Town Hall and live in a street that Walk Score classifies as Somewhat Walkable (65/100). One thing I noticed for the umpteenth time […]

Is this report about good policy, or good politics?

Is this report about good policy, or good politics?

A much-anticipated report on the link between the physical environment and public health was released publicly at the end of May. The report, Inquiry into Environmental Design and Public Health, was written by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Committee of the Victorian Legislative council. It followed a year-long inquiry with public submissions and public hearings. […]