Melbourne

Melbourne has topped numerous global lists for its quality of life, but it certainly has room to improve. Former Vancouver Planning Director Brent Toderian sees lessons from his hometown for the world class city down under.
3 days ago   3AW
Alan Davies writes from Down Under about a recent controversy in the Australian media about the “menace” of cycling in the urban core—where some are tired of the bicycle lobby's advancements of its cause.
Mar 26, 2014   Crikey - The Urbanist
With residential property prices ten times the average salary in Melbourne and Sydney, U.S. forecaster Harry Dent expects the Australian market to mirror the collapse witnessed in the California.
Feb 18, 2014   The Age (Australia)
After three years of operation, Melbourne's publicly subsidized bike share system is for sale. Though ridership has increased each year since opening, private investment is seen as crucial for expansion.
Dec 7, 2013   The Age
The Economist's Intelligence Unit has once again ranked Melbourne as the top city in its annual Global Liveability Ranking. Damascus has dropped to the bottom of the list due to Syria's ongoing civil war.
Sep 1, 2013   The Economist
Danish architect Jan Gehl and a steadfast group of local collaborators have transformed Melbourne from a lifeless 9-5 city into a preeminently livable place. Mitra Anderson-Oliver looks at the principles that have guided their work.
Jun 24, 2013   Assemble
Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Chuck Wolfe provides ten illustrated examples of enjoyable environments that reflect an evolving recognition for the qualitative aspects of the urban experience.
Jan 30, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Tyler Falk reports on new data released by Facebook, mapping the top 5 "social landmarks" in 25 cities from Seoul to São Paulo.
Jun 25, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Writing for <em>Frommer's</em>, Charis Atlas Heelan identifies the "The World's 10 Best Cities for Parks."
Apr 30, 2012   Frommer's
Australian and Canadian cities dominate the Economist Intelligence Unit report.
Feb 22, 2011   The Huffington Post
Planners are taught to be analytical thinkers who use quantitative data, but also qualitative research. Remember the Myers Briggs personality test? Opinion
Aug 30, 2010   By Melissa Hege