Vires Acquirit Eundo: Melbourne 180

Vires Acquirit Eundo: Melbourne 180
Vires Acquirit Eundo: Melbourne 180

Cities are the foundation on which modern society comes together to share, develop and exploit ideas for the betterment of everyone. Humans and the built environment are in a never ending symbiotic relationship with each other in the great cities of the world and Urban.com.au seeks to create a content rich meeting place for the wider Melbourne community and urban development industry stakeholders – developers, architects, urban planners, sales agents – to come together and discuss, critique, admire and ultimately project an image of how they wish to see their city grow in the future.

Our city's motto - Vires acquirit eundo - specifically states we gather strength as we go, and to go, or more contextually relevant grow, we must do so sensibly and sustainably around a framework of core urban, rather than suburban, principles that drive growth into areas which maximise the usage of existing land based in suitable urban corridors.

Urban.com.au manifesto

I would normally say any time is as good a time as any to debate the future direction of our city but days such as this are a good time to reflect on the past and recommit to stated - written or oral - goals.

To a grander, sustainable, tolerant, entrepreneurial and most definitely more urban Melbourne!

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Lead image credit: Panoramio.

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Urban.com.au. Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

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^^ Couldn't help it, could you Bilby.


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bilby
Happy birthday, Melbourne. You may be 180 years old, but you're looking younger and younger each day.
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Happy 180th Birthday Melbourne!smiley



Melbourne Day:



http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/melbourne-day-party-on-yarra-river-to-celebrate-citys-180th-birthday/story-fni0fit3-1227504867960


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