The planning and heritage systems can’t do much about another inner suburban Melbourne pub – this time in St Kilda – being replaced by apartments and shops Can this pub be protected from apartments?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Some progressives are reluctant to support congestion charging because of concerns about its equity effects. It needs to be evaluated at the level of the entire tax/transfer system Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?
Politicians like the idea of moving government functions to regional centres in the name of decentralisation; but the wider net social benefits are mostly political Will shifting government agencies to the regions drive decentralisation?
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?
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?