October 13, 2017 16
According to many residents, Sydney has suddenly reached capacity. But the problem isn't a physical one: it's political.
August 23, 2017 11
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.
August 10, 2017 2
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?
July 6, 2017 4
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.
July 4, 2017 10
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.
June 30, 2017 4
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.
June 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.
June 20, 2017 7
If no fire engine can reach up 20 storeys, should we stop building high-rise apartments?
May 1, 2017 7
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.
March 8, 2017 14
The Victorian government says "it's tackling housing affordability head on", but its new housing initiatives are mostly about keeping up appearances.