The extra $10 billion the Victorian government is getting from the sale of the port of Melbourne doesn’t suddenly turn a poor project like a station at South Yarra into something worth doing Does having the funds make a poor project OK?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
The demolition of Melbourne’s Palace Theatre suggests it’s time to create a museum that showcases the history and breadth of the Australian popular music industry Shouldn’t we have an Australian Museum of Popular Music?
The one-metre overtaking law sends the message that cycling matters, is here to stay, is going to get bigger, and motorists must adapt their behaviour and attitudes Shouldn’t every state have a one-metre cycling law?
Two deaths this week at a Melbourne level crossing prompted calls to prioritise its removal. But it’s a much more complex decision; there are other important issues that must also be taken into account Should removal of this level crossing get priority?
Including walking, buses, parking, High Speed Rail, the city centre, cycling, greyhounds, the suburbs, taxing tobacco, and the environmental benefit of building rail
Sydney’s CBD is pretty lifeless compared to Melbourne’s. Is it the result of the lock-out law? Are Melbourne’s laneways just too good? Or is it more likely there are structural reasons? Why is the centre of Sydney so dull?
It’s true India has more mobile phones than toilets but the meme demeans the population and contributes little to improving sanitation So what if India has more mobile phones than toilets?
“There is a straightforward way to achieve gender balance in any parliament: halve the number of electorates and have each elect a man and a woman” Getting gender balance in politics
Bicycle lanes are a necessary evil in Australian cities but they should be regarded as interim. There are much better ways of encouraging greater bicycle use Should bicycle lanes be abolished?
It seems inevitable regional centres will take a much bigger share of metropolitan population growth, but the case hasn’t been made that creating regional dormitories is the best policy Are regional dormitories the way to grow our cities?