A visiting Canadian expert appears to have done what the locals couldn’t: inspired state Premiers to improve the health of city dwellers through better urban planning Have the Premiers finally gotten New Urbanism?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
This comparison by ABC News of living in the city centre versus living in the fringe suburbs is big but unconvincing; it doesn’t compare apples with apples City vs sprawl: is this a useful comparison?
A new project shows the urban geography of harrassment and assault suffered by women at the hands of men. The scope for design to mitigate offensive male behaviour is limited Can design make cities safe for women?
Statistically, cycling is much safer than prospective riders imagine, but it’s what they imagine that matters; it still seems too dangerous to generate widespread uptake How dangerous is cycling?
We need to respond to Australia’s electricity crisis with a comprehensive National Electricity Plan argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook A proposal for a National Electricity Plan
Guest writer Russell Smith sets out the arguments against Transurban’s proposed Western Distributor motorway in Melbourne’s inner west The problems with Transurban’s proposed motorway
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 actually a plan! Is Plan Melbourne really, actually…a plan?
Melbourne needs an orbital or “ring” light metro linking major suburban centres to take radial trips off the road system, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook A proposal for a Melbourne ring metro
The Victorian government says “it’s tackling housing affordability head on”, but its new housing initiatives are mostly about keeping up appearances Will these changes have a big impact on housing affordability?
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’ Connectivity isn’t the same as social connection