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Politicians are starting to get the message, but is it all too late? Has the affordability horse bolted, permanently?
by Ross Elliott - 10/02/2017 - 24 comments
It is an article of faith for propagandists that if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.
by Anthony Albanese - 2/02/2017 - 49 comments
Based on the last Census, the number of people who used rail – either in whole or in conjunction with some other form of transport – was 65,212. Not a big number.
by Ross Elliott - 31/01/2017 - 3 comments
The argument that Australian cities can significantly increase inner city density by replicating European housing forms is an argument for keeping newcomers out.
by Alan Davies - 14/12/2016 - 8 comments
The wrangling isn’t over whether to reduce prices, but how. And that depends on where you fit in the city’s system of interests with a stake in property development and construction.
by John Muscat - 6/12/2016 - 3 comments
A significantly more compact urban form in a city like Melbourne would improve public health, but it doesn't seem a very compelling justification for strategic land use policy.
by Alan Davies - 22/11/2016 - 4 comments
The point is that the light regulatory touch in Utah has not prevented innovation or world leading design in urban development.
by Ross Elliott - 4/11/2016 - 6 comments
In August this year, that journal of inner city indulgence The Sydney Morning Herald published a front page story boldly declaring 'Sydney’s ten most liveable suburbs revealed.' Attention grabbing headline? Tick. Rigorous methodology? Fail.
by Ross Elliott - 26/09/2016 - 4 comments
That also means it won't generate any extra revenue that could be applied to public transport infrastructure. It might also hobble the extent to which pricing can be used as a tool to manage traffic.
by Alan Davies - 23/09/2016 - 12 comments
At 10% of AWE before tax, it takes 12.2 years to put aside a 20% deposit today versus 8.9 25 years ago. That’s a significant increase, and many purchasers just don’t have that much patience.
by Graham Young - 22/09/2016 - 11 comments
It's a common charge but Melbourne's city centre apartment towers aren't remotely like real slums and nor are they likely to be in the forseeable future.
by Alan Davies - 8/09/2016 - 7 comments
Central business districts – long the glamourous headquarter preference for leading professional service firms – are under increasing pressure from competing centres.
by Ross Elliott - 17/08/2016 - 6 comments


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