Surely the 30-minute city makes sense for primary school trips?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Critics say a proposed new residential tower to be built next door to Brisbane’s historic former Customs House will endanger the heritage values of the old building Does this historic building require more “breathing space”?
Cycling on roads in large cities like Melbourne is much more likely to get you killed than driving, but the risk is still extremely low and the individual and social benefits are high How safe is cycling on roads in Australian cities?
Comments by Australia’s conservative Premiers indicate the PM isn’t alone in his embrace of new urbanist philosophy. It seems traditional political understandings might need to be revised Has Turnbull’s cities rhetoric radicalised the Liberal Premiers?
More diversity seems to be a “no-brainer” to most urban policy-makers and it’s mostly a very good thing, but insisting on it at every scale misunderstands what cities are about Does diversity mean everywhere has to be the same?
Requiring new developments to have more 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in order to attract families with children is questionable – it’s likely to impact affordability; it’s unnecessary; and it probably won’t work anyway Is 20% two and three bedroom apartments in this new development diverse enough?
It’s not certain Sydney even has a serious “empty homes” problem much less one driven by perverse tax incentives. There are simpler and more plausible explanations for the great bulk of unoccupied dwellings Are Sydney’s “empty homes” the result of perverse tax incentives?
Including doing something about cars, safety and cycling, Skyrail, dogbox apartments, improving the media, Minister for Cities, value capture, National Infrastructure Plan, value of open space, RMIT’s Design Hub Easter reading – all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month
The duration of the average work-related trip in Melbourne is consistent with other large world cities in developed countries but the average doesn’t show there’s considerable variation by mode How much time do we really spend getting to work?
The idea of Sydney and Melbourne doubling in population to eight million by the 2050s conjures images of total traffic gridlock and super long commutes. Fortunately, it’s not likely Will Sydney and Melbourne implode as they get bigger and bigger?