Like what you've read?

On Line Opinion is the only Australian site where you get all sides of the story. We don't
charge, but we need your support. Here’s how you can help.

  • Advertise

    We have a monthly audience of 70,000 and advertising packages from $200 a month.

  • Volunteer

    We always need commissioning editors and sub-editors.

  • Contribute

    Got something to say? Submit an essay.


 The National Forum   Donate   Your Account   On Line Opinion   Forum   Blogs   Polling   About   
On Line Opinion logo ON LINE OPINION - Australia's e-journal of social and political debate

Subscribe!
Subscribe





On Line Opinion is a not-for-profit publication and relies on the generosity of its sponsors, editors and contributors. If you would like to help, contact us.
___________

Syndicate
RSS/XML


RSS 2.0

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 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
Advertisement



About Us Search Discuss Feedback Legals Privacy