Episode 23 - Docklands, Southbank Boulevard, Infrastructure Victoria and Cranbourne-Clyde

Laurence and I discuss the news in Melbourne this week. We're getting toward the end of 'developing' Docklands, Southbank Boulevard changes kick off, Infrastructure Victoria has surprisingly gone out early for its first 30-year strategy refresh and shots fired! - the Victorian state opposition has announced their first public transport-focused election initiative. And remember to subscribe to the Urban.com.au podcast through your favourite...

Weekly Podcast - Episode 22, Parramatta, 'numtots' and hotels

Parramatta's Light Rail project is progressing with a new contract for enabling works being awarded recently; Guardian Cities profiles ' numtots '; and there's plenty of hotels in the development pipeline despite prolific sharing platforms like Airbnb expanding in Australia. Stay warm everyone. Don't forget to subscribe to the Urban.com.au podcast through your favourite app!

Podcast: Episode 21 - Hayley Mitchell from Design by QU

Today I chat to Hayley Mitchell, Founding Director of Design BY QU about the studio's genesis, its design ethos, and the distinction between interior architecture and interior design. We also briefly discuss Design BY QU's involvement in the NEXT hotel as part of QIC Golbal Real Estate's 80 Collins Street development, as well as working collaboratively with Buchan, ACME and Probuild on the Sage hotel above Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood...

Podcast: Episode 20 - Bates Smart Studio Director Tim Leslie discusses Open House 2018

This week I chat with Tim Leslie, studio director at Bates Smart about the upcoming Open House Melbourne, ICI House and Bates Smart's work on the new Australian embassy in Washington. Tim joined Bates Smart in 2006 working across a broad range of sectors, after gaining experience as an architect in Australia and abroad over 20 years. In 2013 he became the Melbourne office's first Studio Director. He founded Open House Melbourne in 2008, a not...

Podcast: Episode 19 - Fishermans Bend, Adelaide's SAHMRI 2 and Keilor Road car yards gone kaput

This week Laurence and Alastair sit down and wax lyrical on the events of the past week, including a new apartment launch within Fishermans Bend, Adelaide's SAHMRI 2 and Keilor Road is losing its last car yard to a new development. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast through your favourite app - just search for urban.com.au. If you've missed any of our earlier episodes, check out our soundcloud stream here .

Podcast: Beller Commercial's Fred Nucara on the state of Chapel Street retail

A host of planned ‘new arrival’ developments in Chapel Street will help to revive the retail strip, according to Director of Beller Commercial, Fred Nucara. Every year, Beller Commercial conducts retail strip research: a manual foot walk and count of shop vacancies. From this unique research, Beller has a clear view on the changing fortunes of Melbourne’s various “high streets”. Chapel Street is divided into three precincts: South Yarra, Prahran...

Weekly Podcast - Episode 12 - Koos de Keijzer from DKO

Laurence sits down with DKO's Koos de Keijzer this week. Why do suburbs in Perth and Darwin look like suburbs in Melbourne? Why can Australia's suburbia be somewhat homogenous? Vive La Différence! Also on the agenda are towers and podiums - how well do they work in places like Southbank? You can listen to our previous episodes here , and don't forget to subscribe through the Apple podcast app!

Weekly Podcast - Episode 11 - with guests Nick Deans and Richard Weinman from Warren & Mahoney

Last week's podcast, this week! Or something like that. Apologies for the delay. This week Laurence sits down with Nick Deans and Richard Weinman from Warren & Mahoney where they talk Fitzroy, The Spanish Club and the architecture industry in general. Subscribe via iTunes , you can also see all previously published on the site here .