The Victorian Government’s policy of inviting proposals from the private sector to redevelop outdated public housing estates is proving controversial Is selling public housing land to developers good policy?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
TW3 is a commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 27 August 2017 that bear on the delights and discontents of urbanism That was The week That was…
We’re not as connected with our neighbours as previous generations were, mostly because we’re better off; we have greater mobility and more choice Why don’t neighbours matter as much anymore?
We often hear that the rise of helicopter parents prevents young children from roaming independently, to their detriment; sure, but there’s more to it Have young children lost the “right to roam”?
TW3 is a commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 20 August 2017 That was The week That was…
The media and politicians continue to give it credibility but they know the EIU’s ‘world’s most liveable city’ gong has little bearing on the life of residents of Melbourne Is Melbourne’s liveability gong mostly bullshit?
We make a vanishingly small percentage of short trips by public transport and it’s mostly because we prefer the alternatives for this sort of travel. Transit’s strengths lie elsewhere Can public transport define the 20-minute city?
More problems are coming to light with the proposed West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne. The Government needs to do a better job of explaining and justifying this project Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?
A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 13 August 2017 bearing on urbanism and its discontents That was the week that was…
It seems an attractive idea, but the 20-minute city is more about marketing than substantive policy. Of course politicians love it; the rest of us have no excuse for being gullible Is the 20-minute city mostly spin?