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Audience Survey

Do apartment dwellers want to entertain guests at home?

Australia’s housing stock traditionally has been dominated by single detached houses. In the 2006 census data it is recorded that detached dwellings constituted 74% of all Australian homes. With continued population growth and the sensible restriction of the urban growth boundary this dominance of the detached house will continue to be reduced by the increased construction of higher density options. As Australia becomes increasingly urban it...

Atelier Red + Black announce RateMyBuilding.com.au

How would you rate the quality of your apartment? What about the quality of your office? Architects Atelier Red + Black together with media partner Urban Melbourne want you to tell us! A new website RateMyBuilding.com.au has been set up as a portal for the general public to participate in research relating to the quality of our houses, townhouses, apartments and offices. Whilst these buildings are being designed for everyone to use and hopefully...

The inner North: most favoured by Urban Melbourne readers

It appears the 'wrong side of the Yarra, right side of Maribyrnong' encompassing Fitzroy, Carlton, Brunswick, North Melbourne and Northcote has been chosen as the region where most Urban Melbourne readers would like to live or own a property. The centre of the city and inner South round out the most popular regions of Melbourne respectively. That's the conclusion drawn from our ongoing Effective Measure reader surveys that are now in their third...

Urban Melbourne audience survey

For the past few weeks you may have noticed a small popup in the bottom right hand corner stating Urban Melbourne is looking to better understand its audience. We have recently onboarded Melbourne-based global online measurement company Effective Measure to help us with this task. The survey has standard market research questions - age group, gender, profession, level of education and income brackets - however we have also added 3 custom...

Development & Planning

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 00:00
Prominent builder Hickory Group has added a third Melbourne project that will utilise the Hickory Building System (HBS). A proponent of prefabricated construction methods, Hickory Group's latest HBS-driven project will be Brisbane outfit Blue Sky Funds' 42-50 La Trobe Street.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 00:00
On 2 January 2017, it was reported that several popular eateries and bars in Footscray had been vandalised, including the perennially successful 8 Bit Burgers on Droop Street, and Up In Smoke on Hopkins Street. 8 Bit had the warm new year's welcome gift of 14 smashed windows and the words “F**k off hipster scum” spray-painted on their entrance.

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”.

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Transport & Design

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:00
Timber mid-rise buildings are becoming the preferred choice for many stakeholders in Melbourne, due to a combination of factors, including cost-effectiveness, liveability, ease and efficiency of construction. Within the recent National Construction Code change, Deemed-To-Satisfy provisions allow mid-rise timber construction for buildings up to 25 metres “effective height” (typically, eight storeys).