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The missing link

posted 08.13 in news.

The term “missing link” was originally applied to old fossils. It’s fitting that it is now being used to describe Melbourne’s East West Link. This little project has been floating about since the 1950s, but in it’s...

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Sprawling from Grace: The Consequences of Suburbanisation

posted 01.13 in resources.

This U.S. documentary from 2008, freely available on Youtube, sells the virtues of the New Urban town centre to the general video-watching population. Unfortunately it uses scare tactics to do so. The first two-thirds warns of impending doom in the...

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Fat house, fat car

posted 05.10 in news.

The Age tells us that Melbourne’s largest display home is open for insection in Point Cook. People aren’t too interested in it and there won’t be any more at that size. It’s 52 whopping squares, or 481 square metres, or 52...

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New town, old ideas?

posted 04.10 in news.

toolern map

Toolern A new $15B city is to be built on the road to Ballarat. It’s called Toolern, and will plug lots of the rural gap between Caroline Springs and Melton. The new town’s footprint, if overlaid onto a map of Melbourne, would stretch...

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Bad Subjects: The Congestion Coalition?

posted 09.08 in resources.

A debunking of a Washington Post article in 2007 that suggested that suburbs and their cars are good. Pro-automobile advocates love to talk about the ‘right to drive’ or the ‘freedom’ to travel, but they never talk about the freedom to...

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Sydney's problem with cars.

posted 01.08 in news.

A panel of holidaying experts ponder what the blinkers to do with Sydney. Jan Gehl’s pricey 10 months-in-the-making report seems to have left locals a little down. They don’t seem to hate The Toaster as much as they used to, but...

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The cars that ate the city

posted 11.01 in news.

“So many people. Where are they coming from… where are they going” Bela Lugosi introducing the awful movie “Glen or Glenda?” (1950s) while the camera zooms in on a new-fangled freeway. The city is an organism. Cars...

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