The Urbanist November 25, 2014
One of Victorian Labor’s key promises is to remove 50 of Melbourne’s worst level crossings over 8 years. If it wins government this Saturday it might’ve promised more than it can deliver.
The Urbanist August 21, 2014
Five Australasian cities and three Canadian cities once again dominate the annual Global Liveability Index, but it doesn’t tell us much about cities as places to live, or the differences between them.
The Urbanist August 4, 2014
Sydney City Council’s proposed giant Cloud Arch sculpture looks good, but means little. Australia’s premier city should aspire to something more authentic than a giant logo.
The Urbanist July 28, 2014
One of the most persistent and widespread criticisms of city centre apartment towers is they’ll inevitably be “the slums of tomorrow”. But does the claim hold up on closer examination?
The Urbanist July 25, 2014
The Victorian Government Architect is proposing a mandatory design standard for apartments. But it’s not all milk and honey; it’ll lower housing supply, raise costs and reduce housing choice
The Urbanist July 17, 2014
Brisbane's car-free Eleanor Schonell Bridge has been a huge success. Should cities look at replicating the concept?
The Urbanist July 4, 2014
What happens when ideology gets in the way of town planning?
The Urbanist July 3, 2014
There’s an emerging meme that high visibility clothing doesn't make cycling safer. In certain limited circumstances that’s probably true but in most situations being easily seen still makes good sense.
The Urbanist July 1, 2014
Licensed gun ownership is mostly a country phenomenon, but even if you live in the inner suburbs it’s likely there are hundreds of firearms in dwellings within the same postcode as you.