The media loves to portray fringe growth suburbs as hell on earth and suggest they should be done away with. But they’re neither optional nor dystopian Are outer growth suburbs dystopian?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Melbourne City Council requires the facade of this old pub to be retained when redeveloped even though the building has no demonstrated heritage value Is faux heritage the future?
The Age ran a set of stories on the weekend geared around the idea that immigration-fuelled population growth is seriously damaging Melbourne’s “celebrated liveability” Is immigration ruining our cities?
A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the June quarter 2017, including airports, transport, heritage, cycling, planning, health, infrastructure, housing, regions The Urbanist Digest, vol 2, 2017
Anthony Albanese gets it wrong on traffic congestion. Australian cities need politicians who’ll tell us what’s really going on and what really needs to be done Has Albo really found a hollow log?
It’s regrettable it seems necessary to install heavy bollards in Australian cities to protect against vehicle attacks. But it could be a way to improve public spaces Can security bollards be done better?
The average Melbourne one-way commute could increase by 28 minutes by 2030 according to this newspaper report. Sounds horrendous but it’s scary tabloid journalism Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030? Really?
St Louis’ famously demolished Pruitt-Igoe public housing project has a lesson for the debate over high-rise stemming from the Grenfell Tower fire; it’s not really about the architecture Are towers inherently wrong for public housing?
Dockless bike share faces a much bigger challenge in Australia than in countries like China, especially given new entrant oBike has to make it work commercially What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australian cities?
The Grenfell Tower fire was the result of flawed policy on public housing, not some inherent flaw in the high-rise residential building type Does the Grenfell Tower fire mean we should stop building residential towers?