Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?

Understanding that most jobs are outside the city centre is vital, because the challenges they present for transport infrastructure policy are more complex and more politically difficult

Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?


Are the jobs in the centre of the city?

There’s a meme that most recent jobs growth in Australia’s largest cities is now in the city centre. Not true; a lot is, but nowhere near most

Are the jobs in the centre of the city?


Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?


What’s wrong (and right) with “suburban sprawl”?

Our major cities require a more sophisticated understanding of the role of fringe development in accommodating forecast growth than reflexively dismissing it out of hand as “sprawl”

What’s wrong (and right) with “suburban sprawl”?


Is Federation Square as good as it should get?

Federation Square isn’t the perfect place the critics of Apple’s proposed store portray it as. There are better options than Apple but they’d be costly

Is Federation Square as good as it should get?


Good governance must be the top priority

Poor governance of infrastructure projects is costing billions of dollars and delivering questionable benefits to the community, say guest writers Roger Taylor and Ken Coghill

Good governance must be the top priority

 


Should CBD parking be buried?

Melbourne City Council wants to ban above-ground parking in new developments but doesn’t have a clue what the wider implications of such a change might be

Should CBD parking be buried?