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Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
Of all the many criticisms of high-rise living in Australia’s capitals, the charge that it reduces “chance encounters” and is socially isolating is the weakest Do high-rise apartment towers promote social isolation?
The factors leading to living on the streets are different from other forms of homelessness and suggest conventional approaches to housing support might not always work What to do about sleeping rough?
Including trams, election promises, infrastructure costs, High Speed Rail, funding for cycling, city size, airport rail, congestion charging, transport social divide How big is the “transport divide” between inner and outer suburbs? The “transport divide” between the inner and outer suburbs assumes time spent travelling increases significantly with distance from the city centre.
An independent analysis puts the extra cost of new amenity standards proposed by the Victorian government at $62,500 per apartment Are these standards worth $62,500 per apartment?
Victoria will put taxis and Uber on a common footing with light regulation. It will impose a $2 per trip tax on both modes to fund compensation for taxi license owners Is a $2 tax on Uber and taxi trips over the top?
The Australian Automobile Association reckons transport – especially driving – costs too much: it says households spend a “staggering” 13.3% of their weekly budget on transport Is transport too expensive?
The “host city effect” from the Sydney games has gone. The Australian team won as many medals at the Rio Olympics as it could plausibly expect to Why didn’t we win more medals?
The Victorian government has no idea if its draft standards for apartments will make future residents better off or worse off. That’s poor policy-making Will these standards really make apart apartment residents better off?
Removing level crossings by elevating rail over road has advantages but in cases like this one it’s less compelling; and not helped by questionable public consultation Rail: under or over?