A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 13 August 2017 bearing on urbanism and its discontents That was the week that was…
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
It seems an attractive idea, but the 20-minute city is more about marketing than substantive policy. Of course politicians love it; the rest of us have no excuse for being gullible Is the 20-minute city mostly spin?
Here’s master mapmaker Adam Mattinson’s vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria. Sheer fantasy, you say? A regional rail fantasy map
A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 6 August 2017 bearing on urbanism and it’s discontents That was the week that was…
Australian city dwellers have passed peak travel but it seems they haven’t passed peak car ownership or peak parking Have we passed peak car (ownership)?
Public transport is a big part of the answer to congestion but it can’t do it alone. But congestion isn’t the only big issue; so is providing access to places as population grows Is public transport the sole solution to congestion?
A commentary on stories in the news over the last week bearing on urbanism and it’s discontents That was the week that was…
A proposed public memorial to those who died from a drug overdose wouldn’t do any harm but smacks of creating an edgy amenity for inner city residents Is a drug death memorial a suspect idea?
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?
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?