That was the week that was…

A commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 6 August 2017 bearing on urbanism and it’s discontents

That was the week that was…


Have we passed peak car (ownership)?

Australian city dwellers have passed peak travel but it seems they haven’t passed peak car ownership or peak parking

Have we passed peak car (ownership)?


Is public transport the sole solution to congestion?

Public transport is a big part of the answer to congestion but it can’t do it alone. But congestion isn’t the only big issue; so is providing access to places as population grows

Is public transport the sole solution to congestion?


That was the week that was…

A commentary on stories in the news over the last week bearing on urbanism and it’s discontents

That was the week that was…


Is a drug death memorial a suspect idea?

A proposed public memorial to those who died from a drug overdose wouldn’t do any harm but smacks of creating an edgy amenity for inner city residents

Is a drug death memorial a suspect idea?


Will Melbourne run dry in a decade?

The mainstream media likes to frame news to convey a sense of impending disaster – like Melbourne’s running out of water – but in this case it’s out of its depth

Will Melbourne run dry in a decade?


Is popular support for city growth disappearing?

No matter what experts think, slowing population growth – and hence immigration – seems to be a very powerful political idea winning support across the demographic board

Is popular support for city growth disappearing?