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Geography - Liveability - Year 7: Enhancing Liveability

Enhancing Liveability

Walkable Urbanism on the rise


Turning a metro space into a more walkable urban space, though costly, can reap benefits from economic growth to an increase in development. Walkable urban spaces have a higher amount of wealth and a larger number of college graduates than less walkable areas. From an increase in money spent per week to decreased crime rates—the benefits of walkability are beneficial to all. Learn about walkable urbanism and how it helps drive the economy. Read more...

Urban Planning 101 - Walkability

Urban Planning

The City of Melbourne is a key centre of Victoria’s productivity and innovation. As the city continues to grow and change we need to plan ahead to meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors. Source...

How to make an attractive city

We've grown good at making many things in the modern world - but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.  If you like our films, take a look at our shop

Building Spaces and Places for Young People

The built environment has a significant impact on children and young people’s development, their quality of life and their experience and enjoyment
of the world. Schools, houses, shops, walkways, railways, parks, recreational and community centres are all part of our built environment. Source...

What Makes a Successful Place

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution. Source...

Ways of measuring liveability


The Global Liveability Index assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.

The Economist Intelligence Unit's liveability rating quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual's lifestyle in 140 cities worldwide. Each city is assigned a score for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories of Stability, Healthcare, Culture and environment, Education and Infrastructure. Source...

Social connectedness and isolation

improving Liveability

Enhancing Life and Liveability of Greater Melbourne

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