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Melbourne Warned that Most Livable City Status Requires More Work

Matt Ball on October 14, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Melbourne’s status as the world’s most liveable city could be its undoing, an international community design guru has warned.

Gil Penalosa, the keynote speaker at the Parks and Leisure Australia National Conference in Melbourne on October 13-16, said the city’s reputation as one of the best has brought with it a resistance to change.

He said there was a risk Melbourne could fail to embrace the innovation needed to keep it among the world’s top cities. ”That has become the biggest barrier for Melbourne: they’re reluctant to change because things are good.”

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