Vale Melburnist's Braindump @ Blogger

Before Urban Melbourne, there was Melburnist's Braindump on Blogger.

I was extremely late coming to the blogging scene - after 10+ years on Skyscraper City - I [finally] decided to just go it on my own and put something on my own domain in the vein hope that someone would care [insert chortle sound here]. I can't even remember the amount of views I got - paltry if I remember correctly - but it wasn't long until I thought: hold on a minute, there's more to this.

After going through the widget set in Blogger I thought there's got to be a better way to add different functionality to the blog. It wasn't long until I discovered Drupal (the CMS which runs this site) and furthermore doing what business/test analysts do - explore and play with new technologies - I realised there's actually much more than can be achieved on a CMS like Drupal than through a lonesome blog.

It's only now that I've actually paid attention to creating blogs on Urban Melbourne. We actually want to keep the existing six main page article categories on the straight and narrow and I want the Urban Melbourne blogs to become a place where myself and co-editor/director Mark can invite people who've shown a passionate interest in our city, its future development and those who have an interesting perspective on living here to blog about everything they like and dislike.

Me? I have many thoughts during the day and I'll pretty much use this blog as a space to record it.

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Development & Planning

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 00:00
Following its acquisition of Waterfront City late in 2014, current owners Ashe Morgan have moved to further reinvent and reposition the precinct, which includes Harbour Town and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel as major drawcards. The first stage of overhaul works which were concentrated on Harbour Town are concluding. These...

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:30
On Monday 24th of October, the iCities: World Class CBDs series conference kicks off. First held in Kuala Lumpur, this year's conference is to be held at the Langham Hotel on Southbank. iCities is owned and operated by iProperty Group, a network property under the REA Group umbrella brand. Over...


Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:00
Melbourne’s architectural landscape is a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and Victorian architecture. Although the CBD has been peppered with many skyscrapers, its historical structures have won Melbourne the title of “Australia’s most European city”. Perhaps the most striking example of this juxtaposition between old and new is the Coops Shot...

Transport & Design

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 07:00
108 Leicester Street is a collection of eight multi-level Fitzroy townhouses that have been designed to respond to the changing face of multi-residential living in Melbourne. The hybrid inner-city dwellings combine developer/builder FOURSQ with Melbourne firm BKK Architects. The design acknowledges the housing typologies of the development's Fitzroy neighbourhood with...

Sustainability & Environment

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 00:00
The proposed new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) on Sturt Street is shaping to become much more than a cutting edge venue. While the project has been given coverage to date across a range of mediums, very little has been said regarding the project playing an integral part in the...