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Alan Davies — Editor of The Urbanist

Alan Davies

Editor of The Urbanist

The Urbanist is edited by Dr Alan Davies, a principal of Melbourne-based economic and planning consultancy, Pollard Davies Consulting.

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Can anything save Melbourne's Greyhound Hotel?

Can anything save Melbourne's Greyhound Hotel?

Alan DaviesDec 5, 2016

A Melbourne icon is to meet the wrecking ball.

Why are our suburban houses so enormous?

Why are our suburban houses so enormous?

Alan DaviesNov 22, 2016

It's a commonplace observation that new detached houses in Australia's outer suburbs are much bigger than in the past. The interesting question is, why?

Absinthe bars and poetry dens: should we bring inner-city living to the outer suburbs?

Absinthe bars and poetry dens: should we bring inner-city living to the outer suburbs?

Alan DaviesOct 26, 2016

Could blocks of terrace houses be built to foster community in the outer suburbs?

Stop with the airport link, Sunday Age, you're embarrassing yourself

Stop with the airport link, Sunday Age, you're embarrassing yourself

Alan DaviesOct 11, 2016

No, the Andrews government has not flagged a possible shift towards an airport link. So stop pretending it has, Fairfax.

For Pete's sake, can't we talk about infrastructure without playing politics?

For Pete's sake, can't we talk about infrastructure without playing politics?

Alan DaviesOct 6, 2016

Infrastructure Victoria's draft 30-year strategy was only public for a few hours before politicians started putting the presumptuous upstart back in its box.

The truth about the Sunday Age’s report on ‘secret’ airport rail meeting

The truth about the Sunday Age’s report on ‘secret’ airport rail meeting

Alan DaviesOct 4, 2016

Unfortunately, what we have here is a case of manufacturing controversy from nothing.

Enough is enough, hipsters: wear your damn bike helmet

Enough is enough, hipsters: wear your damn bike helmet

Alan DaviesSep 26, 2016

Helmets are not worse than useless -- they significantly reduce head injuries. It's time to stop staying otherwise.

‘Study’ claims Aussies rorted on car costs. If anything, we should be paying more

‘Study’ claims Aussies rorted on car costs. If anything, we should be paying more

Alan DaviesAug 24, 20162 Comments

What’s the appropriate and reasonable amount to spend on transport?

Why didn't we win more medals in Rio?

Why didn't we win more medals in Rio?

Alan DaviesAug 23, 20167 Comments

If Australians want to improve the medal prospects of their athletes in Tokyo and beyond, they've just one solution ...

The magic formula for winning more Olympic medals

The magic formula for winning more Olympic medals

Alan DaviesAug 4, 20162 Comments

Certain countries consistently take the lion's share of medals at the Olympics, but it's got little to do with national character and a lot to do with national wealth and political commitment.

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