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Development & Planning

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:00
The recent news that the State Government will proceed with a review of the Fishermans Bend Strategic Framework Plan means it's time to have a look at the current state of play up to this point. The City of Port Phillip have been listing the majority of all proposed and...

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 00:00
In one of our very early articles, Urban Melbourne covered what we refer to as the Anstey precinct : a tract of land adjoining Anstey Station which was and continues to be subsumed by proposed and under construction mid-rise apartment developments. Now the best part of two years on, the...

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Visual Melbourne

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:00
The second installment of the PaintUp! series has recently been completed, gracing Rutledge Lane within Melbourne's CBD. The larger than life mural in an altogether difficult area to spot, is the work of artist DVate and was completed with the help of high access machinery. Best viewed from the adjoining...

Transport & Design

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 08:00
Congestion is a major source of frustration for road users and has worsened over time in most cities. Different solutions have been proposed, such as introducing congestion charging (a favourite of transport economists) or investing in public transport. One solution that is most often put forward is to build more roads, but does this approach work?

Sustainability & Environment

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 06:30
A reader rcently forwarded details of a completed residential complex in Turin, Italy. 25 Verde holds 63 apartments and sets itself apart from the existing streetscape via the use of 150 trees and plants placed almost haphazardly over its facade. The healthy amount of greenery provides environmental benefits by way...