Pocket parks in Cremorne

Council is proposing to expand and improve two pocket parks in Cremorne, at Stephenson Street near Dover Street, and at Stephenson Street near Gwynne Street. Community consultation is occurring now, …

Main Street design guide

Village Well, a placemaking consultancy based in Melbourne, has published a design guide for main streets. The guide highlights what makes a great main street, including activity, accessibility, and inclusiveness: …

Taming traffic

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) has published a new report Taming Traffic – strategies to reduce driving and prioritize sustainable transportation in cities. The report points out …

Encouraging physical activity

Council spends money in a variety of ways to encourage physical activity, which has benefits for physical and mental health, both as individuals and as a community. In this article …

HER City

On International Women’s Day 2021, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with Global Utmaning, published HER City, a guide to sustainable and inclusive urban planning. The guide …

Living Streets

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the Australian Institute of Architects, and the Planning Institute of Australia have released a discussion paper on how to bring life back to our …

Streets are for everyone

Leading health & research organisations have collaborated to release a consensus statement “Streets are for everyone“: The statement makes three core recommendations: Based on a solid, positive business case: And …