Does driving matter for a city’s liveability?

Driving will inevitably continue to have a huge impact on the liveability of Australia’s growing cities – policy-makers must stop ignoring the car and start “taming” it

Does driving matter for a city’s liveability?

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Do the suburbs make you fat?

Suburbanites are fatter than inner city residents, but it might not be because the suburbs are more car-oriented; it might be because the two regions attract different types of people

Do the suburbs make you fat?


That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 15 October 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism. In this week’s Tw3 The Urbanist comments on:

  • ‘It was always going to happen’: Sydney’s disappearing freestanding homes
  • Old and in the way: Built in 1882, wreckers to level ‘beautiful’ building in days
  • $11b Metro Rail project fails to fix ‘utterly inadequate’ station in its path
  • The 100 Most Influential Urbanists
  • Paris to ban all petrol and diesel cars by 2030
  • Few cities are as photogenic as Barcelona from above
  • What liveability? Melbourne not as good as it’s made out to be
  • Three things to ask yourself before doing community engagement
  • Self-driving cars, talking bins and mag-lev train: vision for Sydney in 20 years
  • The Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index
  • The Toll to Drive Into Manhattan Should Be $100

That was The week That was…

 


Is Sydney really full?

It’ll make mistakes like it always has, but Sydney’s problem with growth isn’t about physical capacity. The issue is most existing home owners don’t want things to change

Is Sydney really full?


Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

There are a number of key criticisms of congestion charging; they carry weight and must be addressed in implementation, but no, they’re not killers

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?


That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 8 October 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

That was The week That was…


The Urbanist Digest, September Qtr, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the September quarter 2017, including airports, public transport, cars and traffic, heritage, cycling, planning, memorials

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 3, 2017