More people want to live closer to the cosmopolitan city centre but this conflict over a development in Fitzroy North shows existing residents zealously protect what they’ve got Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
We’re often told suburban sprawl replaces agricultural land and is a serious threat to future food security, but the evidence suggests it’s not a such a big deal Is sprawl a serious threat to food security?
The Urbanist discusses Infrastructure costs, terrace houses in the ‘burbs, demolition of the Corkman Pub, cyclists and pedestrians, airport rail, cycling and helmets, infrastructure planning, and more Is this “secret” report on airport rail newsworthy?
Senator Abetz claim on Q&A that Australia is a “rural/regional country” isn’t true. But we need more sophisticated measures to describe what’s regional vs urban Are we a rural country like Senator Abetz says?
Apple reportedly wants to establish an Apple store with a signature glass cube in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Boring, but it highlights there are more exciting ways to enhance Fed Square Should Apple get a bite of Federation Square?
It’s a commonplace observation that new detached houses in Australia’s outer suburbs are much bigger than in the past. The interesting question is why Why are new suburban houses so bloody big?
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?
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?
A significantly more compact urban form in a city like Melbourne would improve public health, but it doesn’t seem a very compelling justification for strategic land use policy Is better health a key rationale for urban policy?