City folk protecting their suburban dreams are often whacked for perceived selfishness. But Sally Young argues they are the scapegoats of decades of political failure.

A 21st century public transport system for Melbourne will require action beyond incremental service improvements or fragmented pieces of infrastructure. Public transport networks, not roads, must define city-shaping agendas, argue John Stone and Jan Scheurer. Image: Fairfax

Because Canberra holds the "pot of money", it calls the tune on big ticket infrastructure spending. It's time metropolitan constituencies like Melbourne gained recognition and power to define their own futures, argues Richard Tomlinson

There is no part of metropolitan Melbourne where the median price or rent of housing is affordable to the poorest 50 per cent of households. Visionary state policy can overcome this crisis. Carolyn Whitzman explains. 

From Hoddle to Bolte, Hamer to Cain, vision has defined Melbourne's story. Why does the view look so bleak today? Carolyn Whitzman and Chris Ryan explore the challenges for the next State Government.

Powerful solutions to climate change can be found in re-imagining burgeoning cities. Rob Adams explains what Melbourne has done, what it should be doing, and where the state strategy fails.