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Guiding Melbourne's Urban Growth 2013

GMUG 2013: Sarah Backhouse on density, prefabrication and the future of cities

As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week in November 2013 Urban Melbourne presented the public forum "Guiding Melbourne's Urban Growth". The question we invited each presenter to respond to: If Melbourne is to fulfil its own motto of gaining strength as it grows, planning policy must shift away from the auto-centric low-density suburban growth patterns of the past. Cities which encourage diverse human interaction through policies which enable...

GMUG 2013: William McDougall on future transport trends for cities

During November Urban Melbourne presented Guiding Melbourne's Urban Growth ('GMUG 2013'), an event as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2013. Today's article focuses on the presentation given by William McDougall, Principal and Public Transport practice leader at global consulting firm SKM . If Melbourne is to fulfil its own motto of gaining strength as it grows, planning policy must shift away from the auto-centric low-density suburban growth...

Guiding Melbourne's Urban Growth - presented by Urban Melbourne

Today we're pleased to announce further details on 'Guiding Melbourne's Urban Growth' - a free event presented by Urban Melbourne and held as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2013. On Friday 1st of November from 6:30pm a panel of five speakers will be giving their thoughts and insight in answer to the following: If Melbourne is to fulfil its own motto of gaining strength as it grows, planning policy must shift away from the auto-centric low-...

Development & Planning

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 00:00
The proposed changes to the residential zone controls put forward by the Victorian State Government via Amendment VC110 were gazetted on Tuesday. While the amendments effect the General Residential Zone (GRZ), Residential Growth Zone (RGZ), and Mixed Use Zone (MUZ ) it’s the removal of the two-lot subdivision restriction in the Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) that is perhaps most notable, effectively increasing development potential in the NRZ.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 00:00
Katrina Raynor , University of Melbourne and Carolyn Whitzman , University of Melbourne The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years .

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:00
Once again Melbourne has turned it on for the spectacular cultural juggernaut that is White Night. A crowd of around 600,000 took part in the all night festival of projections, performances, artworks and installations. Stealing the show again this year was the extraordinary projections upon the Royal Exhibition Building.

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Transport & Design

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 00:00
The State Library of Victoria is set to undergo further transformation as part of the library's $88.1 million 2020 Vision. The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall and a number of gallery spaces are set to be reopened to the public as multi-functional spaces after many years behind closed doors.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 13:00
Victoria Walks, a walking promotion charity supported by VicHeath, is leading a crowdsourcing initiative that is supported by the State Government and 14 councils. The campaign aims to collect and analyse opinions on walking right across the Melbourne metropolitan area. The authorities are asking people to indicate their walking safety concerns through an interactive online map on CrowdSpot's platform.