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Process: East meets West

posted 11.14 in events.

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Lets discuss the Fuss Public out cry and persistent political determination has seen the East West link occupy headlines and audial space at parliament steps since its inception. PROCESS is chiming in on the conversation with a look into the...

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Railroaded

posted 06.14 in news.

In May’s Victorian state budget, the Metro Rail Capacity Project was officially abandoned and relaunched as the smaller, Southern-focused Melbourne Rail Link. It’s been under consideration for less than three months, and looks to have...

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The missing link

posted 08.13 in news.

The term “missing link” was originally applied to old fossils. It’s fitting that it is now being used to describe Melbourne’s East West Link. This little project has been floating about since the 1950s, but in it’s...

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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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NPR Cities: Urban Life In The 21st Century

posted 08.12 in resources.

“What do we want our cities to be in the Urban Century? The NPR Cities Project aims to capture the vibrancy of urban life today.” A wide-ranging and ongoing study by The USA’s National Public Radio into the nature of cities.

Fast Train

posted 06.11 in news.

Hassell enters the endless public discussion on fast trains for Australia with a sleek design and video . Inspiration? Mark Loughnan from Hassell says, “The [Holden] Monaro has an identity in Australia and conjures up an image for...

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New town, old ideas?

posted 04.10 in news.

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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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Freeways not timesavers

posted 09.09 in news.

A study released today compares 1990s predictions of massive timesavings if new freeways were built in Melbourne, with current data taking into account all the new freeways. The report concludes that car travel times in Melbourne are slower than...

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The cars that ate the city

posted 11.01 in news.

“So many people. Where are they coming from… where are they going” Bela Lugosi introducing the awful movie “Glen or Glenda?” (1950s) while the camera zooms in on a new-fangled freeway. The city is an organism. Cars...

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