Why do inner suburban residents oppose development?

Existing residents oppose major developments because they feel they’ll be worse off. The benefits to them are vague while the costs are clear and painful

Why do inner suburban residents oppose development?


What’s the future for Essendon Airport?

It didn’t take long for the blame game to emerge following yesterday’s tragedy at Essendon, but it’s better to find out what really happened and why before making policy

What’s the future for Essendon Airport?


Is it time for a 40 kmh speed limit in urban areas?

It won’t be easy politically, but living with cars in Australia’s cities means “taming” them, starting with setting a default 40 kmh speed limit

Is it time for a 40 kmh speed limit in urban areas?


What’s been done to make public transport better?

A look at what successive government’s have done over the last twenty or so years to improve the attractiveness of train travel in Melbourne

What’s been done to make public transport better?


Should Daniel Andrews return public transport to the people?

There are calls to bring management of Melbourne’s train and tram systems back under government control. Might be a good idea, but first let’s see the evidence

Should Daniel Andrews return public transport to the people?


Does this building tell us much about social history?

Preserving the built fabric of old buildings conveys little about their social and cultural history; it should be mandatory that protection comes with interpretation

Does this building tell us much about social history?


Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

With 90% of motorised travel in capital cities currently undertaken by private transport it’s time for a grown-up assessement of where to go with urban transport policy

Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?