Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook describes what a comprehensive plan for a metro rail network supported by feeder light rail services in Western Sydney should look like Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Another fashionably handsome modernist building with debatable claims to social and architectural significance is the subject of a heritage battle in Melbourne What’s the heritage value of this modernist office block?
The proportion of children driven to primary school has raced ahead over the last 30 to 40 years. The standard solutions won’t change that by much, but there’s hope Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?
The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is motivated by politics What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?
A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the first quarter of 2017, including transport, heritage, planning, infrastructure, design, housing, economics, cycling The Urbanist Digest, Vol 1, 2017
A simple but shocking image show how infrastructure purportedly provided for the benefit of cyclists, expects them to ride in situations they feel are dangerous If it’s not OK to walk it, why is it OK to cycle it?
The schematic proposal for a veloway the Andrews government says it’s going to build as part of the Western Distributor looks good but there’s room for improvement Is a cycling “freeway” the way to go?
The Sydney Morning Herald’s comparison of small parts of Sydney with leading world metropolises might grab the attention of readers, but its rubbish Is Sydney the new New York?
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?
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?