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Alan Davies

Dr Alan Davies is a principal of Melbourne-based economic and planning consultancy, Pollard Davies Pty Ltd (davipoll@bigpond.net.au) and is the editor of the The Urbanist blog.

Author's website: The Melbourne Urbanist


 
Is Melbourne’s promised loop rail line justified by jobs growth in suburban centres?
Nation Building - 11/09/2018 - 7 comments
Progressives and public transport advocates should be calling the Andrews government out on its nakedly political suburban rail 'loop' ploy
Nation Building - 6/09/2018 - 4 comments
Has Daniel Andrews gone loopy on rail?
Nation Building - 3/09/2018 - 17 comments
What can we learn from oBike’s demise?
Domestic Politics - 20/06/2018 - 6 comments
Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?
Science & Technology - 20/03/2018 - 6 comments
Should CBD parking be buried?
Nation Building - 21/02/2018 - 2 comments
How will driverless vehicles change our cities?
Nation Building - 17/11/2017 - 11 comments
Is Paris the right housing model for Australian cities?
Nation Building - 14/12/2016 - 8 comments
Is better health a key rationale for urban policy?
Nation Building - 22/11/2016 - 4 comments
Is it time to get serious about road pricing?
Nation Building - 23/09/2016 - 12 comments
Are city centre apartment towers really slums?
Nation Building - 8/09/2016 - 7 comments
Why didn't we win more medals in Rio?
Sport - 24/08/2016 - 9 comments
Why do some countries win most of the Olympic medals?
Sport - 10/08/2016 - 5 comments
Is 'the suburbs' a useful idea anymore?
Nation Building - 2/08/2016 - 4 comments
What can history tell us about land values and HSR?
Nation Building - 21/07/2016 - 12 comments
Do motorists pay their way?
Nation Building - 17/06/2016 - 6 comments
Is Turnbull's '30-minute city' a serious election issue?
Nation Building - 1/06/2016 - 2 comments
Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are 'too big'?
Nation Building - 12/05/2016 - 10 comments
Is high speed rail our national boondoggle?
Nation Building - 13/04/2016 - 20 comments
Does diversity mean everywhere has to be the same?
Nation Building - 4/04/2016 - 2 comments
Why are we still taking East Coast High Speed Rail seriously?
Nation Building - 18/03/2016 - 44 comments
Are infrastructure costs a lot higher in the outer suburbs?
Nation Building - 4/03/2016 - 4 comments
Is the Australian Infrastructure Plan on the money?
Nation Building - 26/02/2016 - 9 comments
Will simply building more public transport seriously suppress car use?
Nation Building - 23/02/2016 - 2 comments
Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?
Nation Building - 2/12/2015 - 4 comments
Do super-sized supermarkets cause obesity?
Health - 16/09/2015 - 6 comments
Does using public transport make the community healthier?
Health - 9/09/2015 - 2 comments
Do we need a wider focus than traffic congestion?
Nation Building - 8/07/2015 - 7 comments
Should natural light in apartments be more tightly regulated?
Nation Building - 19/06/2015 - 13 comments
We’ve done it before, so why can’t we build heaps more rail lines?
Nation Building - 15/04/2015 - 6 comments
Are walking and cycling as green as we imagine?
Environment - 26/03/2015 - 4 comments
Is it time to cap 'the era of the skyscraper'?
Nation Building - 4/02/2015 - 2 comments
Is Sydney’s new light rail line about saving the planet?
Nation Building - 19/01/2015 - 3 comments
Should we regret ancient Egypt built the pyramids?
Economics - 11/12/2014 - 13 comments
Is indexation of fuel excise good policy?
Economics - 7/11/2014 - 18 comments
Are cars the way to address outer suburban transport disadvantage?
Nation Building - 5/09/2014 - 4 comments
Fuel excise indexation: is the key issue low incomes?
Economics - 19/08/2014 - 21 comments
Does housing supply impact on inequality?
Nation Building - 7/07/2014 - 2 comments
What should we do about Melbourne?
Nation Building - 26/10/2010 - 1 comment
Should public transport users pay their way?
Nation Building - 1/10/2010 - 31 comments
Can the NBN ‘save’ our cities?
Nation Building - 27/08/2010 - 18 comments
Is local food more sustainable?
Environment - 19/07/2010 - 13 comments
Forecasting new infrastructure patronage
Nation Building - 13/07/2010 - 1 comment
Is obesity really caused by suburban sprawl?
Society - 21/06/2010 - 5 comments
Is Melbourne bicycle share all spin?
Society - 9/06/2010 - 2 comments
Is architectural criticism critical?
Society - 1/06/2010
Is the Kobo cool?
Science & Technology - 25/05/2010 - 5 comments
Are cul de sacs a curse?
Society - 19/05/2010 - 4 comments
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