Connectivity isn’t the same as social connection

Increased connection via walking and cycling paths sounds great but it can erode social connection, argues guest writer Dr Brenda Mackie; it’s not a guarantee of ‘liveability’

Connectivity isn’t the same as social connection


Australia needs a massive infrastructure fund

It’s time to facilitate $200 billion investment in key infrastructure projects like inland freight rail and a national electricity grid, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

Australia needs a massive infrastructure fund


Is regional sprawl better than suburban sprawl?

There’s a strong push to divert more metropolitan growth to regional cities, but the case hasn’t been made that capital cities are “too big” or that it’s the best strategy

Is regional sprawl better than suburban sprawl?


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?