Alan DaviesAug 23, 201710 Comments
Generational differences often obsess us. With children staying at home more Alan Davies asks why, and then remembers that in his day differences didn't necessitate deficiencies.
Alan DaviesAug 10, 20172 Comments
Living within a 20-minute walk of your work, your supermarket, your gym, your doctor, your friends and family, etc, sounds like a very nice idea, but is it feasible?
Alan DaviesJul 6, 20174 Comments
There are more than a few arguable claims in a recent Age article that should be challenged because they seriously bias understanding of the issues.
Alan DaviesJul 4, 201710 Comments
Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.
Alan DaviesJun 30, 20174 Comments
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.
Alan DaviesJun 22, 2017
There is a dystopian stereotype about public housing that is remarkably common, which involves putting the blame put on all those damn high-rise towers.
Alan DaviesJun 20, 20177 Comments
If no fire engine can reach up 20 storeys, should we stop building high-rise apartments?
Alan DaviesMay 1, 20177 Comments
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews' "Night Network" is the worst kind of initiative because it was an election promise made from opposition with scant analysis or regard for what’s good policy.
Alan DaviesMar 8, 201714 Comments
The Victorian government says "it's tackling housing affordability head on", but its new housing initiatives are mostly about keeping up appearances.
Alan DaviesJan 30, 201712 Comments
However, improving public transport, by itself, won't reduce our reliance on private vehicles.