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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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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.

Should motorists be prosecuted for crashes with bikes?

Should motorists be prosecuted for crashes with bikes?

Alan DaviesMar 17, 2016

What’s a mere bingle for a motorist is usually a painful injury for a cyclist and often much worse. Policy needs to recognise that for cyclists bingles aren’t a minor annoyance; they can be deadly.

Is it really cheaper to build infrastructure in the inner suburbs?

Alan DaviesMar 4, 2016

It’s a truism that development costs are much higher on the urban fringe than in inner areas. But there’s little evidence the claim still holds and good reason to think it might no longer be the case

How do you get people to stop driving and start taking public transport?

How do you get people to stop driving and start taking public transport?

Alan DaviesFeb 19, 20162 Comments

The Prime Minister’s enthusiasm for cities is welcome. Now he needs to come to grips with the painful reality of how ineffectual most of the fashionable urban policy prescriptions are

Is NSW’s one-metre cyclist protection law worth it?

Is NSW’s one-metre cyclist protection law worth it?

Alan DaviesFeb 17, 2016

NSW’s new law requiring motorists to leave a minimum distance when overtaking cyclists is a welcome initiative, but it’s only the first step in much-needed change to protect vulnerable road users.

Let apartment dwellers make up their own damn minds whether their units are too small

Alan DaviesFeb 11, 2016

Residents can work out for themselves if their apartment is big enough, light enough, or has enough storage. Where they really need help from government is with problems coming from outside their walls.

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