Melbourne

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
Transport Textbook maps new data about car ownership in Melbourne, and finds clear evidence that transit makes a difference.
Apr 30, 2009   Transport Textbook
Veteran Australian architect Philip Cox says Melbourne is long overdue for a makeover, and a move towards people-centric city development.
Mar 8, 2009   The Age
The transformation of Copenhagen from a car-choked thoroughfare to a lively, pedestrian center began in 1962 with the closing of the Strøget, and folks walked and biked in record numbers. Now architect Jan Gehl hopes to spread this new urban culture.
Dec 3, 2008   The Globe and Mail
<p>Melbourne, Australia, has its own brand of suburban sprawl: suburbia without the space. A new comprehensive plan aims to address the woes of suburban Melbourne, but some say it doesn't go far enough.</p>
May 12, 2008   The Age
<p>Officials in Melbourne, Australia, are so frustrated with the city's lackluster planning process that they are pushing for the creation of a new planning authority -- one they hope will look at the "big picture".</p>
May 6, 2008   The Age
<p>Urban projects have resulted in the paving over of significant chunks of parkland in Melbourne, Australia -- land set aside more than 150 years ago to act as the city's lungs.</p>
Mar 11, 2008   The Age
<p>With government plans to increase the amount of land used for affordable housing in Melbourne, Australia, some say it's time for a regional planning entity.</p>
Mar 8, 2008   The Age
<p>The city of Melbourne, Australia, is on track to surpass Sydney as the country's most populated. But the expected population growth may push the city into a sprawling and unsustainable future.</p>
Mar 7, 2008   The Age