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Melbourne Makes Bold Plans to Double Downtown Residents

The Fishermans Bend urban renewal project in Melbourne is a 250 hectare development that recently won planning approval. The scale and scope of this urban renewal is said to support 40,000 new jobs, provide homes for 80,000 residents, and to span a 40-year…

Melbourne Warned that Most Livable City Status Requires More Work

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…

Open Source Geospatial Lab to Support Smarter Cities will be built at the University of Melbourne

July 22, 2013 - in Modeling, Projects, Smart Cities

The University of Melbourne will be home to Australia’s first Open Source Geospatial Laboratory. The laboratory will support urban research and educational…

Melbourne Looks to Developers to Fund Conservation to Offset City Sprawl

May 14, 2013 - in Environment, Planning, Projects

Developers will pay almost $1 billion over the next four decades under a plan the state government says will create at least 38 new reserves, among them a 15,000- hectare site on the city's western fringe that could become the state's newest national park.…

Melbourne Maps Development to Consider a City Divided

March 2, 2013 - in Planning

In a Melbourne increasingly divided between wealthy inner and struggling outer suburbs, a new planning body will be created to map future housing development and identify where services are most needed. The new metropolitan planning authority, which will advise…