Alan Davies is the blogger behind The Urbanist, and an urban and regional planner with Pollard Davies Consulting. His academic background is in planning, economics, sociology and architecture.
The Urbanist is Australia’s leading site for discussion about cities, including transport, planning, infrastructure, development and social issues. It attracted 315,000 visits in 2012 from Australia and overseas.
Alan did his doctorate on the geography of firm location in Melbourne (University of Melbourne) and his Masters on the equity effects of petrol prices in Sydney (University of Sydney).
He’s worked as a consulting social planner, transport systems analyst, ministerial adviser and in various capacities within government. The greater part of his professional life has been devoted to industry policy, regional development, water industry reform, and strategic urban planning.