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There have been many dreams for Melbourne since European occupation. Looking back at Melbourne’s planning history, we might be able to find some inspiration to deal with rapid growth by thinking outside the box.
Ten previously forgotten Aboriginal names for 19th century sites and suburbs of Melbourne have been recently unearthed at the Melbourne Museum. These include the names for Fitzroy (Ngár-go), Richmond (Quo-yung), Collingwood (Yálla-birr-ang) and Brunswick (Bulleke-bek).
Practitioners across all industries and disciplines are gradually recognising that difference is not something to be squashed or smoothed out, but rather it is something to be celebrated.
So by the time everyone in Australia gets to work on the morning of Monday, July 16, we’ll know who is the winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But is there a way of predicting the winner beforehand?
Driverless cars promise many benefits, including an improvement in safety, but new research shows many people are still not aware of this.
Reform to capital gains and negative gearing, alongside a shift to property taxes instead of stamp duty, would improve affordability while increasing government revenue.
Politicians need to tell consumers a harsh truth: high electricity prices, well above A$50 per MWh, are here to stay.
City planners and designers want to build cities that are liveable, healthy and smart. Yet, in the abundance of research and guidelines on how to make healthy cities, happiness seems to be missing.
Old eucalypts were once revered as an icon of the unique Australian landscape, but they’re rapidly becoming collateral damage from population growth.
In a recent article by Bates Smart, according to Plan Melbourne, the population is likely to hit 10 million by 2051, thus the need for 1.5 million jobs to accommodate the changing workforce.
Research shows only a minority of share-bike users switch over from cars. So who, then, is likely to use share bikes and for what purposes?
Just like a drug, design can have good and bad effects. However, instead of chemicals, design manipulates space to change behaviour.