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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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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.

Should Melbourne golf courses be turned into urban forests?

Should Melbourne golf courses be turned into urban forests?

Alan DaviesAug 3, 20162 Comments

The pros and cons of re-purposing city golf courses.

Parking at the station? Time to pony up

Alan DaviesJul 26, 20164 Comments

Commuter parking at outer suburban railway stations is usually free, leading to peak period shortages. The first step to addressing this should be to charge for it.

We should treasure the history of greyhound racing

We should treasure the history of greyhound racing

Alan DaviesJul 14, 20164 Comments

Greyhound racing has a heritage value that shouldn't be forgotten.

Fact-checking the SMH's ridiculous Waterloo beat-up

Alan DaviesMay 19, 2016

The City of Sydney reckons the NSW government wants to redevelop Waterloo at a density "greater than anything in Singapore". Turns out the council's fear of density is ill-founded.

Melbourne and Sydney are heading towards 8 million each -- but don't freak out

Alan DaviesMar 24, 2016

Growth is an opportunity, not a problem.

Is the Grand Prix worth $60 million a year?

Alan DaviesMar 18, 2016

The benefits from this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park won’t be remotely commensurate with the circa $60 million subsidy it demands from Victorians.

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