What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

There needs to be a clear and focused justification for spending billions of dollars on building a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

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That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 29 October 2017

That was The week That was…

In this week’s Tw3 The Urbanist comments on:

  • Lonely Planet lists Canberra as one of the world’s three hottest destinations
  • Cars continue to rule Melbourne roads, Census shows
  • Labor spends $10 million on spinners to win over public on transport projects
  • What happens to the information you give to bike share companies?
  • Are Trains Better Than Bus Rapid Transit Systems? A Look at the Evidence
  • Ride sharing, better public transport have more to offer than solo car commutes
  • Barak, Kirner and Chloe firm in station naming race, no joy for Dusty or Winterfell
  • Becoming more urban: attitudes to medium-density living are changing in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Growing unpopularity of Australia’s growing population
  • Shifting the Dial: 5 year productivity review
  • Sirius denied heritage protection, again

Weekend reading 28/29 October

Weekend reading 28/29 October


Who’s noticed the suburbs have turned green?

One of the the great unheralded changes in Australia’s cities was the greening of the suburbs – both old and new – over the last thirty to fifty years

Who’s noticed the suburbs have turned green?


Will Fishermans Bend meet this sustainability target?

It’s easy to give the appearance of being progressive when the proof of the pudding won’t be known until 2050, but sometimes inconvenient truths can’t be overlooked

Will Fishermans Bend meet this sustainability target?


That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 22 October 2017 that bear on the delights and discontents of urbanism

That was The week That was…


Weekend reading

Weekend reading