Victoria--Melbourne Metropolitan Area

Strategy

11 Mar 2017

Melbourne is one of the world’s most distinctive, liveable cities. It is a marvellous place, made— and remade—by the work of generations of Victorians.

It is now the turn of this generation of Victorians to remake Melbourne in their image. The challenge is clear. How do we ensure...

Strategy

11 Mar 2017

Plan Melbourne builds on the legacy of values that have made Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is a long-term plan to accommodate Melbourne’s future growth in population and employment. It contains an agenda to protect the character of the city while tackling the...

Blog post

08 Mar 2017

This article describes preliminary research into gender and spatial inequality across Metropolitan Melbourne. A key question for city productivity is whether people are able to access job opportunities that match their skills. This research looked broadly at the occupations and income of both...

Research report

27 Feb 2017

This report presents findings from an analysis of the scale and scope of the sharing economy in Melbourne. The central aim of this report is to outline the breadth of the sharing economy in Melbourne, and to identify future directions for further investigation. The new services that form the...

Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Affordable housing locations in metropolitan cities are usually assessed by rental cost or mortgage payment relative to income. Affordable housing locations are also influenced by locational characteristics such as distance from public transportation, service centres, city centre and employment...

Website

10 Feb 2017

These maps draw on data from the Riderlog application. They are organised to show cycling activity in Melbourne organised by time, gender, age, duration, purpose and origin.

Research report

20 Oct 2016

This report describes a collaborative two-year action research project, Questions of Engagement, which aimed to identify influences on engagement and disengagement with learning of students in Years 5 to 8. This collaboration between Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley Local Learning and...

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Conference paper

15 Jul 2016

Understanding the flows of people moving through the built environment is a vital source of information for the planners and policy makers who shape our cities. Smart phone applications enable people to trace themselves through the city and these data can potentially be then aggregated and...

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Research report

14 Feb 2016

This report is based on a collaborative project between RMIT and the Environment Protection Authority Victoria. It draws on qualitative research conducted in two environmental ‘hotspots’ in Melbourne - Clayton South and the Brooklyn Region - by a team of researchers at RMIT University. A key aim...

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Video lecture/presentation

05 Nov 2015

Inner Melbourne is already a compact, densely populated place to live, work and learn and urban renewal will attract more people to the heart of the city. How do we accommodate more residents and maintain liveability? What trade-offs might we have to make? Is the central city friendly for...

Research report

02 Nov 2015

Provides a new interpretation of Sydney and Melbourne’s housing affordability crisis. It is based on new household and dwelling projections for Sydney and Melbourne for the period 2012 to 2022.

Executive summary

Sydney and Melbourne face a serious housing crisis....

Thesis

16 Oct 2015

Cycling is seen today as a panacea for many problems facing cities in Australia and the rest of the developed world, including issues of increasing traffic congestion, increasing rates of obesity and volatile oil prices. As a result, governments are increasingly looking to encourage the growth...

Research report

14 Oct 2015

A review of research, key government reports and local approaches to support primary to secondary school transitions. Includes an audit and action guide.

Executive summary

This Report was commissioned by the School Focused Youth Services program covering the Cities...

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Discussion paper

31 Jul 2015

Background: In March 2015 a Working Group was established by Andrew Neophytou (CEO, Inner Eastern Local Learning & Employment Network) on behalf of the Inner Metro Youth and Community Partnership (IMCYP).

This Working Group was formed to discuss and consider actions...

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Article

17 Jun 2015

Australian cities are not alone in playing uneasy host to people sleeping rough or experiencing other kinds of homelessness. Indeed, it would be rare to find a city where there are not people sleeping out without a permanent home, somewhere.

 

Which is why three groups of just-do-...

Research report

17 Sep 2014

This audit examined the effectiveness of the management of the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve by trustees appointed for this purpose and the oversight provided by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI). It assessed whether the trustees have applied sound management principles...

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Thesis

29 Nov 2013

This qualitative research used feminist and phenomenological methods to explore how newly arrived young women (NAYW) aged 19 – 21 years, experience young women’s programs
they participated in. Understanding young women’s experiences is important because little academic literature exists...

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Conference paper

23 Oct 2013

This paper examines digital engagement through local e-government. Drawing from a local government case study, it suggests that limitations to online civic involvement are often the result of insufficient government reception of, and responses to, citizens’ views. Interviews with local...

Conference paper

02 Dec 2011

Melbourne’s metropolitan strategy Melbourne 2030 was conceived in 1999, born in 2002, pronounced dead in 2009 and finally buried, unmourned and unloved, in 2011. When the newly-elected Baillieu government announced earlier this year that it intended to scrap Melbourne 2030 and replace it with a...

Conference paper

02 Dec 2011

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.
This paper was presented at SOAC 5held in Melbourne from 29 November – 2 December 2011.
SOAC 5 was hosted by the University of...