There’s a meme that most recent jobs growth in Australia’s largest cities is now in the city centre. Not true; a lot is, but nowhere near most Are the jobs in the centre of the city?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?
Our major cities require a more sophisticated understanding of the role of fringe development in accommodating forecast growth than reflexively dismissing it out of hand as “sprawl” What’s wrong (and right) with “suburban sprawl”? Advertisements
Federation Square isn’t the perfect place the critics of Apple’s proposed store portray it as. There are better options than Apple but they’d be costly Is Federation Square as good as it should get? Advertisements
Poor governance of infrastructure projects is costing billions of dollars and delivering questionable benefits to the community, say guest writers Roger Taylor and Ken Coghill Good governance must be the top priority Advertisements
Melbourne City Council wants to ban above-ground parking in new developments but doesn’t have a clue what the wider implications of such a change might be Should CBD parking be buried? Advertisements
A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the December 2017 quarter, including cars and traffic, public transport, cycling, planning and a helluva lot more The Urbanist Digest, Volume 4, 2017 Advertisements
Like the ABC, The Urbanist is in summer recess but back for special occasions; this time it’s The Urbanist’s annual list of good books – mostly novels – to read over the holidays What books to read over the holidays? Advertisements
Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 22 October 2017 that bear on the delights and discontents of urbanism That was The week That was… Advertisements
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