The Planning Institute of Australia recently held a Symposium titled: Moving & Housing Melbourne: The 20min City. Kirsten Bauer, Director of ASPECT Studios, was one of the invited speakers at the event.
The event preceded the Victorian State Government's release of the final draft of the Metropolitan Planning Strategy, outlining their vision and goals for the future development of Melbourne. The symposium explored two of the key areas that challenge planning in Melbourne – transport and housing – from the perspective of achieving a ‘20-minute city’: a central concept underpinning the ideas, debate and discussion about the MPS. All angles were covered: the economics of building the necessary infrastructure; how transport priorities are determined; the sociology underpinning behavioural change; and the latest planning methodologies, technological innovations and social media available to assist.
Kirsten's presentation explored how existing activity centres could retrofit their city to achieve 20min cycling and pedestrian links. She showcased MeadowLink, a project developed in conjunction with the State Government and Hume City Council. MeadowLink is a strategic urban design project aimed at linking the eastern and western areas of Broadmeadows through the Broadmeadows Central Activity Area.
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