I had a weekend recently in a place where I spent many school holidays as a kid.
Melbourne is a great city. It was lucky enough to be incredibly wealthy in its formative years, at a time when urban thinking was more about pomposity and making an…
The Federal Government’s Australia in the Asian Century White Paper is a wakeup call for all of Australia’s cities.
As we head into the 21 century, Melbourne cannot afford to adopt a narrow view about liveability.
This is going to sound ridiculous if quoted out of context, but hear me out. I think Italy’s current political situation should be the envy of the western world.
Two eventful weeks in China during which I participated in the Victorian Government's recent Super Trade Mission has reinforced my view that both our economies still have so much more…
Fishermans Bend is a bold vision for urban renewal. It is one of Melbourne’s greatest competitive offerings and will carry this city into the coming decades in ways we can’t…
Town planning is dead. Long live town planning. Small-minded self interest and politics have won, at the expense of our city’s liveability over the next century.
It’s no surprise that in coming years, we are going to experience significant changes to the world as we know it.
There is a change that occurs in Melbourne’s mood around this time of year.
Public infrastructure fulfils essential service delivery obligations of government. However, distinct from the resources sector, most public infrastructure does not have adequate commercial opportunities to be fully self-funding.
Melbourne has all of the trademark qualities of a liveable city, with the title to prove it. Melbourne is a strong city, a vibrant city, a city to call home.