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Development & Planning

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 00:00
As South Yarra's Forrest Hill Precinct churns out apartment towers seemingly at will, developers have of late continued to push the limits of their projects in the pursuit of increased returns. While a string of taller towers at either planning or approval have lined up along Chapel Street, 16-22 Claremont...

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 13:00
Cities are the foundation on which modern society comes together to share, develop and exploit ideas for the betterment of everyone. Humans and the built environment are in a never ending symbiotic relationship with each other in the great cities of the world and Urban Melbourne seeks to create a...

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Visual Melbourne

Light projection by Victor Holder.
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 08:00
The junction marking Thornbury and Preston is set to light up this evening, celebrating a significant development set to happen in the area. A joint partnership between Creative Suburbs and the Darebin City Council, the festival is aimed to light up the area and switch on the minds of residents...

Transport & Design

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 14:00
Melbourne's tram network is the largest in the world measured by track length . City Network Size (track length) Melbourne 250km Kharkiv 232km St. Petersburg 220km Berlin 190km Moscow 181km Vienna 172km Despite Melbourne's tram network being larger, Berlin's Straßenbahn network had roughly the same amount of passengers trips as...

Sustainability & Environment

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 07:30
Peruse the Urban Melbourne project database and Footscray has no fewer that 20 residential listings covering roughly 30 separate buildings yet to be built. There's little doubt that Footscray will be an apartment hotspot in the near future, but what of the associated infrastructure and amenity that should always accompany...