Month: February 2015

COME TO YOUR CENSUS

There have been mixed reports lately that firstly the Commonwealth Government and then revised to say the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) itself has been seeking changes to the requirement for a five-yearly national census – with a view to it being conducted every ten years.  The stories suggest that the ABS has other ways… Read more »

RECENT STUDY CRITICISES APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT IN MELBOURNE

A recent planning study has criticised the lack of planning guidance for high rise development in the Melbourne central business district. The report’s author, Leanne Hodyl, is a town planner at Melbourne City Council and her research project was completed as part of a Churchill Fellowship.  The study compared the high-rise planning policies of five… Read more »

HIGH LINE PARK, NEW YORK CITY

Over the Christmas break James Million was fortunate enough to visit New York City for the first time.  One of the highlights of his trip was walking on the High Line Park, which stands out as an innovative example of urban renewal. The High Line is located in the Meatpacking District and Chelsea and was… Read more »