Person

Nathan Pittman

Conference paper

Scale, territory, and the organisation of the state in transport planning in Melbourne, Australia, and Toronto, Canada

Transport planning is the set of state-led practices that seek to improve (using) mobility, with reference to an idealised future imaginary. This research characterises how scale is deployed in practices of transport planning, with a focus on the Melbourne (Australia) and Toronto (Canada) urban regions...
Commentary

$500m for station car parks? Other transport solutions could do much more for the money

Half a billion dollars sounds like a lot of money, but that really depends on what you’re spending it on.
Conference paper

Undermining the tunnel: the problem-solution nexus of Melbourne's East-West tunnel

This paper explores the development of the ‘problem-solution nexus’ of a cancelled mega urban transport project in Melbourne, Australia. The East-West Link (Eastern Section) was the most recent iteration of a cross-town motorway connection that has been proposed numerous times since the 1960s, most recently...
Report

West gate tunnel: another case of tunnel vision?

This report outlines deep concerns with planning and governance for the proposed West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) and, by extension, with the wider context for transport planning in Victoria.