There are calls to bring management of Melbourne’s train and tram systems back under government control. Might be a good idea, but first let’s see the evidence Should Daniel Andrews return public transport to the people?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Preserving the built fabric of old buildings conveys little about their social and cultural history; it should be mandatory that protection comes with interpretation Does this building tell us much about social history?
With 90% of motorised travel in capital cities currently undertaken by private transport it’s time for a grown-up assessement of where to go with urban transport policy Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?
Decentralisation, high-rise in the inner city, sprawl and farming, Federation Square, suburban McMansions, ABC-TV’s Streets of your Town, cycling safety, heritage, and more Is The Age’s reporting of the Corkman Pub fiasco prize-worthy? The Age has done an outstanding job of reporting on the demolition of the Corkman Irish Pub.
It sounds preposterous and more than a little like fiction, but there’s a push in Melbourne to give heritage protection to the house used as a set in the film The Castle Should this movie set get heritage protection?
It’s estimated Melbourne’s proposed North East Link will reduce public transport use by 25,000 trips per day – sounds awful, but as usual there’s more to it Does its impact on train patronage kill the case for this road?
Here’s my annual list of good books – mostly novels – to read over the holidays. A lot are quite recent and some of them are even quite fashionable What books to read over the holiday season?
Guest writer Damien Bonnice argues the planning tribunal and developer of this inner city Melbourne project rode roughshod over heritage values and good design principles Planning falls victim to planning tribunal rules
The Victorian governments proposal to build a major motorway in the suburbs is premature – but it highlights the need for a more mature discussion about the role of new roads Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?
Segregating bicycles from vehicles is universally recognised as a key safety practice; one way it’s achieved in the Netherlands is by pushing through traffic on to motorways Do motorways help make cycling safer?