Part one of ABC TV’s Streets of Your Town is an enjoyable look at 60s and 70s modernist domestic architecture but it’s not as relevant to today as it claims Does ABC-TV’s Streets of Your Town get it wrong?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Decentralisation is a perennial political favourite because intuitively it seems sensible; but current proposals look a lot more like regional sprawl than regional development Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?
Shoebox apartments, trailer parks, regional dormitories, cycling, gender balance, India, dull Sydney, level crossings, heritage, infrastructure, road pricing, neighbours, and more Are city centre apartment towers really slums?
More cyclists on the roads is associated with fewer fatal crashes. The safety in numbers effect might be part of the explanation but there are others that are arguably more important Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?
The Age has done an outstanding job of reporting on the demolition of the Corkman Irish Pub. Excellence in day-to-day reporting warrants greater industry recognition Is The Age’s reporting of the Corkman Pub fiasco prize-worthy?
Recreating the character and community of the inner city in the middle and outer suburbs would require much more than building a similar physical enviroment Could terrace houses make Cherrybrook like Surry Hills?
Melburnians lost more than bricks and mortar on the weekend when The Corkman hotel was demolished without a permit; they also lost yet another pub Can the character of this lost hotel be recaptured?
The answer is no one really knows, but policies with huge implications for the way cities work continue to be advanced on the assumption that infrastructure costs are a lot lower in established areas than they are on the urban fringe Does infrastructure cost a lot more on the urban fringe?
Instead of cyclists and walkers sharing paths, Infrastructure Victoria reckons they should be separated. That’d be money well spent to avoid making enemies cycling doesn’t need Should cyclists and walkers be separated?
The draft report published last week by Infrastructure Victoria is arguably the most important contribution to cities policy Victorians have seen for decades Is Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year strategy any good?