It has a strikingly diverse multicultural population of around four million people, but is founded on an Anglo-European heritage that, until the late s, fiercely attacked multiculturalism as anathema to its cultural-political harmony.
Read more Home Inwhen these conferences began, there was no discussion at other planning or architectural conferences, or even at the League of Cities Conferences about making our cities more "livable".
Only the IMCL Conferences focused attention on the importance of making cities livable for children first, the need for public transit, bicycle lanes, and traffic calmed streets, for human scale architecture and mixed use urban fabric, for reviving the city center and creating public places where people could gather for farmers markets, festivals, outdoor cafes and community social life.
By bringing together people of vision from all disciplines at the past 55 IMCL Conferences, by presenting the best examples from Europe and the Americas, and by honoring cities and civic leaders for their achievements, we rejoice in the fact that these are now common goals for cities all across America and Australia, as well as in Europe.
Our mission now is to: Rebuild community by replacing sprawl with compact, human scale urban fabric Recognize and combat the negative impact of our built environment on physical, social and mental health Adopt planning and urban design decisions that will make our cities and suburbs more livable for children, elders and the poor Emphasize ethical land use patterns to reduce extreme economic disparities Strengthen compact urban neighborhoods to maintain diversity of ethnic and cultural identity Build multifunctional town squares that, like the ancient agora or medieval marketplace, can regenerate civic engagement and democratic participation.
These issues must be resolved in the next twenty years if we are to rediscover the principles of true urbanism, rebuild our cities so that they are ecologically sustainable, and regain communities that are healthy and socially sustainable.
Please join us in helping to reach these goals! This is a great loss for us because it represents an outstanding model of true urbanism.
I had the opportunity this fall to revisit the development for the first time in 20 years, and to talk again with Andreas Feldtkeller.The history of Melbourne details the city's growth from a fledging settlement into a modern commercial and financial centre as Australia's second largest city.
Welcome to the City of Melbourne. We are the local government authority for central Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs. Find information about council services for residents, businesses, tourists and the overall community. Just km from Melbourne’s CBD on the banks of the Yarra River, YarraBend, a development of houses, townhouses and apartments, and will set a new benchmark for design and urban liveability.
Welcome to Melbourne, Australia. Come and meet in Melbourne, Australia’s knowledge capital. A city of great minds and a place where the world’s brightest . The Sustainable Living Festival is the biggest of its kind in Australia, with hundreds of events across February.
This annual event can help us all to change the world, by raising awareness and providing tools to create an ecologically and socially sustainable future.
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