July 17, 2015 3
Melbourne should be willing to forego some of its parking revenue in order to encourage the environmentally sustainable business of car-sharing
January 6, 2015
Melbourne is fortunate it inherited the largest tram network in the world, because building something like it today -- say in a city such as Sydney -- would be extraordinarily expensive and difficult.
August 20, 2014 3
An Orwellian five-member panel will be making planning decisions surrounding Sydney public land in future. Cui bono? NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell reports.
September 26, 2013
Being straight with the truth seems to be an increasingly rare occurrence in the community consultation process, to the detriment of local goodwill and responsible planning, writes Alan Davies.
September 24, 2013
There are reports Tony Abbott plans to scrap the Major Cities Unit. He won’t save much money, but he could deprive his government of expert advice in a critically important policy area.
August 20, 2013
Recent outcries over public art installations show that not everyone is thrilled by artistic statements in public places, writes Alan Davies.
May 29, 2013
Researchers pin a lot of things on suburban sprawl, writes Alan Davies, who scrutinises a new report claiming home ownership is associated with higher levels of unemployment.
January 15, 2013 18
Downtown is dying, in America and and now in the UK with news of the collapse of retailers Jessops and HMV. Crikey's man-at-large writes from London on why it's time to rethink our city planning.
May 28, 2012
Many observers are concerned urban sprawl is sterilising prime vegetable-growing land in the peri-urban areas around our major cities, writes Alan Davies.
May 8, 2012
A key reason the Netherlands has the highest level of cycling for day-to-day transport in the world is its extensive network of high quality, safe bicycle paths. But it wasn’t always like that, writes Alan Davies.