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An Apple store in Fed Square would betray the entire city

An Apple store in Fed Square would betray the entire city

It’s a measure of how corroded by cynicism Labor has become that this proposal got anywhere at all. It is an act of political cowardice.

Novel fixes for Australian cities to navigate out of traffic congestion

Novel fixes for Australian cities to navigate out of traffic congestion

Australia is lagging behind in its use of traffic-control technology and our cities are struggling. What's slowing us down?

Every Christmas, the same question: ‘why are there so many people in my city?’

Every Christmas, the same question: ‘why are there so many people in my city?’

“Why are there so many people in this city?” we ask ourselves between bursts of road rage. “Couldn’t they be … somewhere else?”

Will Australians be living in ’20-minute cities’ by the middle of this century?

Will Australians be living in ’20-minute cities’ by the middle of this century?

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?

Suburban sprawl isn’t quite the nightmarish dystopia The Age makes out

Suburban sprawl isn’t quite the nightmarish dystopia The Age makes out

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.

Mayne: Crown proposes to expand casino precinct with new skyscraper

Mayne: Crown proposes to expand casino precinct with new skyscraper

James Packer hopes to build another skyscraper across the road from the existing Crown complex in Melbourne.

Mayne explains City of Melbourne’s $76m property splash

Mayne explains City of Melbourne’s $76m property splash

A recent land purchase has Melbourne City Council excited about the prospect of rejuvenating Queen Vic Market's landscape.

Cycling on roads is risky business, new data shows

Cycling on roads is risky business, new data shows

Does cycling on roads put your health at risk? Are the dangers exaggerated? New data backs up claims that cycling is high-risk in comparison to other modes of transport, writes Alan Davies.

Social housing: the challenges of designing integration

Social housing: the challenges of designing integration

Architects often use unconventional forms when designing social housing, writes Alan Davies. But is this an effective way of promoting integration with the local community?

Living in a walker’s paradise: impossible if you’re in Canberra

Living in a walker’s paradise: impossible if you’re in Canberra

What are Australia's most walkable cities? Certainly not Canberra, as Alan Davies explains.