Show Works, based in the Melbourne suburb of Preston, makes dance floors, dance equipment and theatre scenery.
Andrew Warren, used with permission
Rezoning to mixed-use residential development drove small manufacturers and creative producers out of the inner city. The result is less diversity of land uses, jobs and services where we most want it.
From 2006 to 2016, the population of Melbourne’s inner city grew by 78%.
The inner cities of Australia's major state capitals are failing to meet the needs of families in terms of space, amenities and affordability.
The kebab van enlivens and humanises otherwise unattractive and abandoned parts of the city.
Kebab vans symbolise the success of 'bottom-up' multiculturalism, providing a way for the non-European cultural ‘other’ to become part of our way of life.
Flash mobs are still appearing in Melbourne, more than a decade after the city’s first in 2003, the year in which the creator of the phenomenon said it was dead.
Political street protests and even the more playful flash mobs have the power to not only disrupt flows of traffic but also assumptions about norms of behaviour in public spaces.
The Western Distributor project announced by the Andrews government will benefit Melbourne’s suburban residents in the west and north, but inner-city elites are mobilising against it.
It's a project that creates benefits for Melbourne's western suburbs and the state as a whole. But the inner-city elite don't like it and recent experience suggests their opinion holds sway.
Johannesburg Civic Centre.
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Taking stock of modernist buildings and their potential for reuse is a necessary public project in Johannesburg. A new book that tells the stories of reuse in this African metropolis can help do that.