Regional development and decentralisation are rhetorical favourites of Australian politicians but they’re really promoting regional sprawl over suburban sprawl Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are “too big”?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Including infrastructure costs, elevated rail, Calatrava's NY rail station, fantasy rail, parking, cycling, sports stadia, High Speed Rail, Grand Prix, Fairfax clickbait, empty homes, dwelling diversity, and more
Including infrastructure costs, elevated rail, Calatrava’s NY rail station, fantasy rail, parking, cycling, sports stadia, High Speed Rail, Grand Prix, Fairfax clickbait, empty homes, dwelling diversity, and more Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist last month
Some parents are avoiding “undesirable” local primary schools and sending their children to out-of-zone schools. That has a raft of ill effects but there are no easy solutions What can be done about parents who “rich switch” schools?
The bicycle is already a serious mode of urban travel but riders are vulnerable in traffic – the fashion for very dark tinting of cars windows threatens the potential of cycling Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?
The Prime Minister’s vaunted Smart Cities Plan is light on actions but it offers some interesting insights into the Government’s thinking on cities policy Turnbull’s Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?
City managers aren’t doing much to get ready for self-driving vehicles yet the signs are they’ll be ready to use on public roads very soon – as autonomous buses and trams How should our cities prepare for self-driving vehicles?
There’s pressure to expand the proposed Melbourne Metro project to incorporate a new station at South Yarra; but the Government insists it can’t be justified Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?
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 How important is public transport?
A Melbourne Council opposes a new Dan Murphy’s packaged liquor outlet because its concerned it would increase the number of family violence incidents within the municipality Will capping the number of bottle shops contain family violence?