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Vires Acquirit Eundo: Melbourne 180

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 content rich meeting place for the wider Melbourne community and urban development industry stakeholders – developers, architects, urban planners, sales agents – to come together and discuss, critique, admire and ultimately project an image of how they wish to see their city grow in the future.

Our city's motto - Vires acquirit eundo - specifically states we gather strength as we go, and to go, or more contextually relevant grow, we must do so sensibly and sustainably around a framework of core urban, rather than suburban, principles that drive growth into areas which maximise the usage of existing land based in suitable urban corridors.

Urban Melbourne manifesto

I would normally say any time is as good a time as any to debate the future direction of our city but days such as this are a good time to reflect on the past and recommit to stated - written or oral - goals.

To a grander, sustainable, tolerant, entrepreneurial and most definitely more urban Melbourne!

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Lead image credit: Panoramio.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

I collect, therefore I am.
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Bilby's picture

Happy birthday, Melbourne. You may be 180 years old, but you're looking younger and younger each day.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

^^ Couldn't help it, could you Bilby.

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