The mainstream media likes to frame news to convey a sense of impending disaster – like Melbourne’s running out of water – but in this case it’s out of its depth Will Melbourne run dry in a decade?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
No matter what experts think, slowing population growth – and hence immigration – seems to be a very powerful political idea winning support across the demographic board Is popular support for city growth disappearing?
The Sunday Age reckons the Andrews Government has cynically chosen to use an inferior tunnelling method so it can get the Melbourne Metro rail project finished faster Is Melbourne Metro being built too fast?
Infrastructure Australia reckons protecting corridors for East Coast High Speed Rail would save billions, but the case hasn’t been made that the project makes sense Should corridors be protected for HSR?
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?
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?