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Sprawling from Grace: The Consequences of Suburbanisation

posted 01.13 in resources.

This U.S. documentary from 2008, freely available on Youtube, sells the virtues of the New Urban town centre to the general video-watching population. Unfortunately it uses scare tactics to do so. The first two-thirds warns of impending doom in the...

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Radiant City, 2006

posted 08.12 in resources.

Wow. I am in the midst of watching a documentary about the suburbs. It isn’t your usual documentary though. Maybe it’s even ground-breaking, and there is a lot of ground being broken out in the neighbourhood of Evergreen, in Cranston,...

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Urban Troppo in Weddell

posted 12.11 in news.

On Tuesday night an ABC article popped up announcing that Troppo and another unnamed firm have completed their new town design in the Northern Territory. To house 50,000, Weddell is to be built about 40 kilometres from Darwin. The population of...

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From green wedge to green short back and sides

posted 07.10 in news.

Victorian Planning Minister’s long proposed 430 square km extension to the Urban Growth Boundary for Melbourne has just received the “green” light from government, in a rare show of bipartisan unity from the major parties. Go to...

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New town, old ideas?

posted 04.10 in news.

toolern map

Toolern A new $15B city is to be built on the road to Ballarat. It’s called Toolern, and will plug lots of the rural gap between Caroline Springs and Melton. The new town’s footprint, if overlaid onto a map of Melbourne, would stretch...

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Reading the City: Urban Sprawl

posted 03.10 in events.

The Wheeler Centre Auditorium, 4:00PM – 5:00PM, Sunday 14 March 2010
This is a free event. Booking recommended.
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000

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Let's spend some money

posted 07.09 in news.

At the Planning Institute of Victoria forum on Wednesday, Professor Rob Adams DPCD. Adams said, “the hidden costs of development, of 1000 houses built on the periphery of the city or the fringe of the city, are $300 million more than 1000...

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Compacting Flint

posted 06.09 in news.

View Larger Map Flint Michigan, birth place of GM, is an 88 square kilometre city that’s well past its prime – people are leaving in there were 200,000 residents, now there are 110,000. The number and spread of abandoned homes means...

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