A significantly more compact urban form in a city like Melbourne would improve public health, but it doesn’t seem a very compelling justification for strategic land use policy Is better health a key rationale for urban policy?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
More cyclists on the roads is associated with fewer fatal crashes. The safety in numbers effect might be part of the explanation but there are others that are arguably more important Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?
The Age has done an outstanding job of reporting on the demolition of the Corkman Irish Pub. Excellence in day-to-day reporting warrants greater industry recognition Is The Age’s reporting of the Corkman Pub fiasco prize-worthy?
Politicians are prone to understating the cost of transport projects resulting in too many poor projects getting up ahead of what should be higher priorities Do politicians care about the cost of infrastructure promises?
Recreating the character and community of the inner city in the middle and outer suburbs would require much more than building a similar physical enviroment Could terrace houses make Cherrybrook like Surry Hills?
It’s now time for a sensible discussion of what might be done with the unlawfully demolished Corkman hotel. Let the law deal with the culprit and focus on the best use of the site for the city Where to next with the Corkman hotel?
Melburnians lost more than bricks and mortar on the weekend when The Corkman hotel was demolished without a permit; they also lost yet another pub Can the character of this lost hotel be recaptured?
The answer is no one really knows, but policies with huge implications for the way cities work continue to be advanced on the assumption that infrastructure costs are a lot lower in established areas than they are on the urban fringe Does infrastructure cost a lot more on the urban fringe?
Instead of cyclists and walkers sharing paths, Infrastructure Victoria reckons they should be separated. That’d be money well spent to avoid making enemies cycling doesn’t need Should cyclists and walkers be separated?
The draft report published last week by Infrastructure Victoria is arguably the most important contribution to cities policy Victorians have seen for decades Is Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year strategy any good?