Liveable Communities
March 15, 2018

Sustainable communities – Mandating Residential Growth Zone percentages

I was watching Four Corners and Q+A Monday night about population growth, the spread of the boundaries of our major cities, the pace of transport and community infrastructure construction, and…

Liveable Communities
March 14, 2018

The Neighbourhood – for your sanity

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November 15, 2017

Liveable communities – Interface Councils Liveability Snapshop indices

As a quick starting point in measuring liveability the following is one set of indices proposed in the Interface Councils Liveability Snapshot 2017 (from Table 2 – page 8). The…

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November 6, 2017

Liveable communities – Growth Area jobs

We have a growing traffic and long commute time issue throughout our cities including surrounding our new, low density, predominantly residential, subdivisions. A basic contributor is people leaving their local…

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October 27, 2017

Liveable Communities – Social Progress Index

The Social Progress Index is an index that measures the capacity of a society across three broad categories: its capacity to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, to…

Liveable Communities
October 19, 2017

Liveable communities – transport options for the last mile

Transport options for the last mile. See below for the rules applying to different devices. Maybe it would be easier to just set a 10km per hour limit on shared…

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October 19, 2017

Liveable communities – new growth area subdivisions

A collection of thoughts on the run to contribute to more liveable communities: Melbourne is relatively flat. Our new growth area subdivisions can be like Copenhagen with bikes to get…

Liveable Communities
July 27, 2017

Density without the pain in new estates

Density is key to sustainable communities (1). However in Australia new home owners still aspire to the ideal of the quarter acre block in the suburbs (or something similar) –…

Liveable Communities
March 20, 2017

Improving new housing estates

With the Victorian government’s announcement of 17 new Precinct Structure Plans (PSPs) and associated new suburbs on the fringes of Melbourne, it appears we are continuing with the low density,…