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Di Percy’s Little Pilgrimages—refresh your soul

Early on a Sunday 14 April, I rose and set the GPS for Dudley's café in Olinda, a village in the Dandenongs, the low mountains east of Melbourne. There, at 8.30am, I met Di Percy and seven others who had signed up for, as Di describes it, a Little Pilgrimage.

Another 30 apartments up for grabs in Nightingale Village

A new tranche of 30 apartments went up for grabs at Nightingale Village, with buyers invited to ballot for their preferred apartment by Thursday 14 March. CRT+YRD Resident Information. Source: Hayball Given that the first building offered in the village, Skye House by Breathe Architecture, received 150 ballots for the...

First ballot for Nightingale Village apartments oversubscribed by 435%. New ballot opens

Nightingale Village, the ambitious development being undertaken by seven architecture practices in Brunswick, Melbourne, has won overwhelming support from Melbourne home buyers in its first test of the market. The village involves seven buildings in a single precinct each designed by a difference architecture practice. Breathe Architecture is the lead architecture practice and offered the...

Weed Dating: Is it time you got down and dirty with a bunch of strangers?

Deep in the heart of Brunswick, down by the Merry Creek, lies a market garden growing a remarkable secret crop. Owned until 2003 by Joe Garita, an Italian community builder and gardener, Joe and his family joyfully shared their passion and produce for decades until, through a series of events, the lease fell to the community environment park, CERES. In memory...

Refuge City, a new kind of city for our times

A visualisation of a Refuge City street scene. Richard Weller/Julian Bolleter, Author provided Julian Bolleter, University of Western Australia and Ken Parish, Charles Darwin University Australia is...

We must oppose bad developments, and win

As active citizens, we must stop the onslaught of bad development that threatens our cities. I know there is a lot in that sentence: what is bad; what is the threat? But before I address those issues, I want to make it clear that, as city dwellers, we cannot merely sit back and expect our governments...

Changes to the Local Government Act may be good news for worried teenagers

Local governments will be forced by proposed changes to the Act that governs them to widen their consultation with the community. The move will be good news for teenagers who are often left out of the process, says Emily Taylor, a senior project manager for CoDesign Studio, a Melbourne facilitation company that specialises in helping local government and developers...

What teenagers want their cities to be like when they are asked

Despite evidence that urban life can affect mental health and even induce psychosis, no study has investigated whether specific features of urban neighbourhoods increase children's risk for psychotic symptoms, the research published in the Schizophrenia Bulletin in 2016 noted. (read related article: How our cities worsen the mental health of teenagers) the Free To Be project, conducted by Plan International,...

How our cities worsen the mental health of teenagers

Are our cities planned in a way that supports the mental health of teenagers? Or does the way we design our cities have a negative impact on their happiness? Mental health is the top issue on the minds of young people, according to a recent youth survey report from Mission Australia. This survey and a report by engineering company Arup...

Baugruppen: A new housing affordability model

The housing affordability crisis in Australia is a product of the cause and effect of numerous factors including the way we fund and build apartments on multi-residential developments. But emerging financial models may help ease the pain. Source: Peter Clarke The word baugruppen means ‘building group’ in German. It is also the name of a new funding model promising savings of up to 30 per cent on the cost of...


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