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Melbourne 2030: Planning Rhetoric Versus Urban Reality

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posted on 18.08.2020 by Bob Birrell, Kevin O'Connor, Virginia Rapson, Ernest Healy
The 'Melbourne 2030' plan is the Victorian Government's blueprint for the accommodation of an additional one million people in Melbourne by the year 2030. The plan seeks to change the shape of Melbourne radically. The vision is of a compact city in which growth will be concentrated in existing commercial centres (activity centres). Notwithstanding this fundamental departure from the low density pattern of the past, it is claimed that Melbourne's famed 'liveability' will be preserved. This book explores: - the intellectual origins of the plan; - demographic assumptions behind the plan; - the mode of implementation; - the likely impact on the built environment; - environmental and social consequences; - heritage outcomes; and - alternative planning options. It also critically examines assumptions about the projected demand for higher density housing, and argues that the plan's 'compact city' vision is unlikely to be achieved because it fails to come to grips with the economic and demographic realities facing Melbourne.

History

Paperback ISBN

9780975747506

e-PDF ISBN

9781925495928

e-pub ISBN

9780975747513

Pages total

126

Size

245mm x 165mm

Publisher

Monash University ePress

Print publication date

1/03/2005

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