Can RMIT keep spinning the Design Hub story?

RMIT says it’s replacing all 16,000 discs on the outer facade of the Design Hub to “go solar”. Very commendable but RMIT has a history of spinning this project and seems intent on playing on

Can RMIT keep spinning the Design Hub story?


Do residents think more public open space is a fair price for Skyrail?

The Andrews Government is selling Skyrail on the 11 MCGs worth of public open space it will create but the hostile reaction of locals suggests that’s not enough of a benefit to compensate for the cost

Do residents think more public open space is a fair price for Skyrail?


Is Melbourne really about to get an international-style metro?

Victoria’s Premier reckons the planned new Melbourne Metro tunnel will create a metro system to rival the world’s best. Wrong; a name doesn’t endow a system with magical metro qualities

Is Melbourne really about to get an international-style metro?


Is the Australian Infrastructure Plan on the money?

Infrastructure Australia’s new Plan contributes to the policy debate. Good. What we need most of all though is selection of good projects and concerted action to improve the nation’s infrastructure

Is the Australian Infrastructure Plan on the money?


Is value capture the silver bullet for funding infrastructure?

Value capture is fashionable but it’s complex and politically difficult. Although it should have a place in funding infrastructure, it’s not a silver bullet; it’s contribution is likely to be modest

Is value capture the silver bullet for funding infrastructure?


Will simply building more public transport seriously suppress car use?

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

Will simply building more public transport seriously suppress car use?


Is it a problem there’s no Minister for Cities anymore?

Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t need a Minister for Cities; his decision to take direct control of the portfolio is personal. It is very likely, as he says, an improvement on current arrangements

Is it a problem there’s no Minister for Cities anymore?